Firmware 4.10 has added dropbox support for all users.

#1 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -

No it's not through an app which would be awesome but through the new and much improved web browser. I have no idea why Sony didn't mention it but it seems the improved web browser has fixed the dropbox support, a site that in the past caused it to crash every time you tired using it. If you got a dropbox account just go to the website and sign in and all your stuff will be there to download. I tried it last night and it works like a charm. The only problem is that the upload might freeze your browser, but this is only a minor issue that has room to be fixed.

Enjoy your shared uploads.

#2 Posted by optimusprime223 (399 posts) -

interesting addition, didnt even think you would be allowed to use dropbox on the console...

#3 Posted by Zero_ (1977 posts) -

There's browser improvements? How giantbomb.com go on it?

#4 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -

@Zero_ said:

There's browser improvements? How giantbomb.com go on it?

A bit sluggish but works much better. Posting comments is not working though but browsing is much improved.

#5 Posted by Bucketdeth (8048 posts) -

@Mordukai said:

@Zero_ said:

There's browser improvements? How giantbomb.com go on it?

A bit sluggish but works much better. Posting comments is not working though but browsing is much improved.

HD videos also work, Giantbomb was pretty much unusable before. At least I can now watch quick looks through my PS3.

#6 Posted by lord_canti (1522 posts) -

can i upload to dropbox?

#7 Posted by Legend (2661 posts) -

Does this mean I can backup my saves using dropbox?

#8 Posted by Lego_My_Eggo (1066 posts) -
@Legend said:
Does this mean I can backup my saves using dropbox?
I'm interested to know this as well. What all can be uploaded from a ps3, or does it just freeze when you try.
#9 Posted by Zero_ (1977 posts) -

@Bucketdeth said:

@Mordukai said:

@Zero_ said:

There's browser improvements? How giantbomb.com go on it?

A bit sluggish but works much better. Posting comments is not working though but browsing is much improved.

HD videos also work, Giantbomb was pretty much unusable before. At least I can now watch quick looks through my PS3.

That's good. It used to be so horrible having to disable Javascript to even have the site work at all.

#10 Posted by Bucketdeth (8048 posts) -

@Zero_ said:

@Bucketdeth said:

@Mordukai said:

@Zero_ said:

There's browser improvements? How giantbomb.com go on it?

A bit sluggish but works much better. Posting comments is not working though but browsing is much improved.

HD videos also work, Giantbomb was pretty much unusable before. At least I can now watch quick looks through my PS3.

That's good. It used to be so horrible having to disable Javascript to even have the site work at all.

I may have to take back that statement, the HD videos are very choppy and sluggish which is pretty disappointing, but you can watch the videos on high-quality without this problem.

#11 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I always wondered why they didn't bother to integrate a not terrible web browser. They must be working on something that needs it.

#12 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -

@nintendoeats said:

I always wondered why they didn't bother to integrate a not terrible web browser. They must be working on something that needs it.

I think it's got to do with limited amount of memory the PS3 has.

#13 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@Mordukai said:

@nintendoeats said:

I always wondered why they didn't bother to integrate a not terrible web browser. They must be working on something that needs it.

I think it's got to do with limited amount of memory the PS3 has.

I'm sure that's a factor, but the Wii web browser has been miles better since day one. This isn't like the Saturn web browser that had a massive 2 MB to work with; there is no reason that the PS3 shouldn't be capable of performing everyday web functions. I went through a 2 month period in which the PS3 was my only browser and it was AWFUL.

#14 Posted by fRAWRst (238 posts) -

From my limited understanding of Ps3 hardware I thought it was that Sony did not make small random bits of RAM easily available. Everytime you ask your ps3 to load a web page it uses way more memory then it should.

I may be making this up.

#15 Posted by Bucketdeth (8048 posts) -

@nintendoeats said:

@Mordukai said:

@nintendoeats said:

I always wondered why they didn't bother to integrate a not terrible web browser. They must be working on something that needs it.

I think it's got to do with limited amount of memory the PS3 has.

I'm sure that's a factor, but the Wii web browser has been miles better since day one. This isn't like the Saturn web browser that had a massive 2 MB to work with; there is no reason that the PS3 shouldn't be capable of performing everyday web functions. I went through a 2 month period in which the PS3 was my only browser and it was AWFUL.

Those must have been some dark days.

#16 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@Bucketdeth said:

@nintendoeats said:

@Mordukai said:

@nintendoeats said:

I always wondered why they didn't bother to integrate a not terrible web browser. They must be working on something that needs it.

I think it's got to do with limited amount of memory the PS3 has.

I'm sure that's a factor, but the Wii web browser has been miles better since day one. This isn't like the Saturn web browser that had a massive 2 MB to work with; there is no reason that the PS3 shouldn't be capable of performing everyday web functions. I went through a 2 month period in which the PS3 was my only browser and it was AWFUL.

Those must have been some dark days.

It was bad, but it was better than having people bug me on Skype all the time. Technology giveth and Technology taketh away.

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