AOLTW Announces Sony Pact

Tuesday November 13th, 2001

Normally we wouldn't mention this, except there was a key quote that we thought should be highlighted in the press release:

* The joint development of an Internet browser designed for optimal performance, a consistent experience, and greater convenience on networked consumer electronic devices. Both companies envision not only employing the browser in future Sony products but also making it available to other consumer electronics manufacturers.
Could we soon see Mozilla on Sony devices like the Playstation or other pc based devices?

#1 With a smaller footprint then yes

by TonyG <>

Tuesday November 13th, 2001 4:34 PM

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Mozilla is the business these days. Its main weakness is its footprint - or rather its memory usage throughout a session. Generally it starts off on my PC using about 10-12 meg, which these days is nothing. Problem is it just eats more and more memory up, especially the mail client. However, the current performance work will no doubt sort that out.

Gecko on its own seems tiny and seems efficient in terms of memory, making it ideal for embedding, which I guess is key to this partnership deal. Interesting to note that Sony are working with Ericsson as well on a number of projects, so a much bigger, device orientated collaboration could come into play here.

Be nice to see the AOL client using Moz though...