The Nintendo 3DS firmware update that will allow access to the 3DS eShop next week will also update the system with a few other features, most notably an Internet browser and the ability to upload pictures to the net.

 

First off, the NetFront browser, unfortunately, will not support Adobe Flash.

 

However, you will be able to access blogs and forums and other websites that support images via the browser and upload your Nintendo 3DS photos to them. You’ll also be able to download images to your SD card and view them using the 3DS Camera app.

 

Nintendo’s eShop website indicates that the browser will support HTML4.01, XHTML1.1, CSS1, CSS2.1, CSS3, DOM1-3, ECMAScript, XMLHttpRequest and canvas. Supported picture formats are: MPO, GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP and ICO.

 

As previously reported, you’ll be able to open the browser during a game and look up any information you’d like online.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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