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Nintendo Switch Will Not Support a Web Browser at launch

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RolStoppable said:
cycycychris said:

Sadly mines is exactly the other way around, my uni/library wifi lets us sign in once you connect to the wifi, no need for us to another website. But the internet at my appartment, where I will probably play games online has to have the browser... Seriously Nintendo better have some work around for this.

You posted this thread. You even highlighted that Switch won't have a browser at launch.

Given what the response in the interview was, why would you conclude that Switch will never have a browser? The words "at least not at launch" leave the possibility open that a browser could come later on.

And in the meantime he won't be able to use multiplayer or download games from the eshop. Though I guess there is a workaround. I remember when I studied in Japan I had to go to a house near the campus which had unprotected wifi in order to use skype and call my parents since there was no internet in the dorms. It was an intersting experience during the rain season. I guess he could the same.



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RolStoppable said:
cycycychris said:

Sadly mines is exactly the other way around, my uni/library wifi lets us sign in once you connect to the wifi, no need for us to another website. But the internet at my appartment, where I will probably play games online has to have the browser... Seriously Nintendo better have some work around for this.

You posted this thread. You even highlighted that Switch won't have a browser at launch.

Given what the response in the interview was, why would you conclude that Switch will never have a browser? The words "at least not at launch" leave the possibility open that a browser could come later on.

I've never said it would never have one. In my opinion I didn't even suggest it in this post. My 'better have a work around' pertains to playing games online and come splatoon 2 time, I will need a browser. I've only said they better have it patched in by then or have found some type of work around. I was not suggesting it would never come.



     

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cycycychris said:

I've never said it would never have one. In my opinion I didn't even suggest it in this post. My 'better have a work around' pertains to playing games online and come splatoon 2 time, I will need a browser. I've only said they better have it patched in by then or have found some type of work around. I was not suggesting it would never come.

That's about five months after launch and the implementation of an internet browser isn't very demanding. The only thing to worry about is Nintendo's list of priorities, but they do have a team of people who works specifically on the OS of the system, so a browser should be among the first features that are added after launch. Seems doable in five months.



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RolStoppable said:
cycycychris said:

I've never said it would never have one. In my opinion I didn't even suggest it in this post. My 'better have a work around' pertains to playing games online and come splatoon 2 time, I will need a browser. I've only said they better have it patched in by then or have found some type of work around. I was not suggesting it would never come.

That's about five months after launch and the implementation of an internet browser isn't very demanding. The only thing to worry about is Nintendo's list of priorities, but they do have a team of people who works specifically on the OS of the system, so a browser should be among the first features that are added after launch. Seems doable in five months.

Actually now that I think about it, by the time ARMS and Splatoon 2 come out, I will probably be on summer vacation, so I guess this won't be as big of a deal for me as I thought at first. Since my home wifi doesnt require the broswer. But, they are only getting until late August before I whine about it.

I would hope they'd have 1 ready by then. I'm sure they will be hearing a lot of people with this issue. 



     

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Wanna know how often I use the web browser on the 3DS? Fucking never. Why would I start with the Switch now? Wii U though, you can watch 1 porn on the TV while browsing for the next one, now that, was worth using.



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Seriously guys what's the big deal? The vast majority of launch buyers/ enthusiasts will only be interested in the gaming side of things and the actual product and its functionality. Everyone now days has a tablet or smartphone to browse on if they wish.  Having said that I'm sure there will be an online capabilty with app store etc.



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Paatar said:
It just won't be there at launch guys... 3DS and Xbox One didn't have one at launch either.

Bullshit it had the Internet Explorer at launch.

http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/15/5109084/xbox-one-how-internet-explorer-works

"Internet Explorer will be one of numerous apps available on Xbox One at launch, Nov. 22."



Who uses internet browsers in consoles? Why would anyone do that? And it's obvious they didn't want to have an internet browser to avoid the same exploits that allowed piracy on the 3DS and Wii U. Probably the same reason they don't want Netflix and other apps. It makes sense and in a world where everybody has a smartphone, it's hardly something to be upset with.



You won't need a browser to log into public Wi-Fi. A simple Wi-Fi log in app is all that is needed. Takes 5 minutes to code up. A web browser is largely a presentation or display application for the web. It's not needed to transmit and receive network information.



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