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Wii U Internet Browser Specifications Revealed

By Kevin on Nov 02 2012 08:11 PM
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If you've been paying attention to the official Wii U site, you've probably noticed that fresh information is being added on a routine basis. Not all information is announced after being updated though. While recently "browsing" the official Wii U site, we've come across some very important information that you might want to know; Browser specifications.

Below, you notice that full details, technical details are listed for the Wii U Browser.

Browser Engine
  • NetFront® Browser NX v2.1
User agent
  • Mozilla/5.0 (Nintendo WiiU) AppleWebKit/534.52 (KHTML, like Gecko) NX/{Version No} NintendoBrowser/{Version No}.US
Supported Protocols
  • HTTP1.0/HTTP1.1/SSL3.0/TLS1.0/TLS1.1/TLS1.2
Web Standard
  • HTML4.01/HTML5/XHTML1.1/CSS1/CSS2.1/CSS3. (partial functionality)
  • DOM1-3/ECMAScript
  • XMLHttpRequest/canvas/Video/Web Storage (partial functionality)
  • Web Messaging/Server-Sent Events/Device Orientation/WOFF/SVG
  • Does not support plug-ins, such as Adobe Flash.
  • The browser supports only one of these at a time: touchstart, touchend, touchmove, touchcancel
Screen resolution
  • If it isn’t specified, width is 980px layout
  • It is possible to specify width/height of the viewport within the HTML’s <head>...</head>, and specify scaling permission via user-scalable meta tags.
  • (e.g) <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, user-scalable=no"/>
Saving/upload of image/video
  • Not supported
Video Format
  • MP4, M3U8+TS(HTTPLiveStreaming)
  • (Some videos may not be playable.)
Video Codec
  • H.264 - MPEG-4 AVC Video
  • (Some videos may not be playable.)
Audio Codec
  • AAC - ISO/IEC 14496-3 MPEG-4 AAC
  • (Some audio may not be playable.)
Source: Wii U Official Site - Internet Browser Specs

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Comments: 5

Nice specs. :)
Pretty good specs though I do wish they added Uploading/Downloading images or videos but oh well.
MP4 playback is cool, but the lack of an image download feature is hella-lame.
Can't download images aww :/
I'll have to 100% agree that not having the ability to at least download and save images to the console is a bummer. I mean, that's a pretty basic function. I sure hope Nintendo updates the Browser to support that.