TOKYO, November 20, 2014 – ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software solutions to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced that NetFront™ Browser NX, a WebKit-based browser, has been selected by Nintendo as the browser engine for its New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS LL game consoles.
NetFront Browser NX is a platform-independent WebKit-based browser developed and provided by ACCESS. It incorporates a unique technology that improves memory usage efficiency to ensure powerful rendering even under exceedingly low memory conditions. The browser supports the latest Web technologies, including HTML5, Gamepad API, WebSocket, Video, Video Subtitle and more. Numerous device manufacturers worldwide utilize NetFront Browser NX, including Nintendo.
NetFront Browser NX is also used in the Wii U™, which was released in 2012, and Nintendo 3DS, which was released in 2011. ACCESS customized the core NetFront Browser NX to function as the browser engine of the New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS LL. Both were launched in October 2014 in Japan.
The key features of NetFront Browser NXare:
● Platform independence
● HTML5 support
● Independent technology that ensures memory usage efficiency and system stability
● Flexible customization of the user interface
● Supported operating systems: Linux®, Android, UNIX, Windows CE and others
● Compatibility: Game consoles, TVs, set-top-boxes, multifunction printers, car navigators, smartphones, tablets, feature phones and others
For informationabout NetFront Browser NX’s other advanced features, please visit: http://gl.access-company.com/products/browser/netfrontbrowsernx-2/
For information about features supported by the New Nintendo 3DSand New Nintendo 3DS LL’s Internet browser, please refer to official information provided by Nintendo.