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?

#46 Re: Only slightly off-topic: Mozilla on an ipaq-Linux

by macpeep

Saturday November 17th, 2001 3:35 AM

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Very interesting indeed. There's very little RAM on these things and it's divided between storage and runtime RAM, which usually means that roughly half is storage and half is runtime. That means Nanozilla would have no more than, at MOST, 16 or 32 megs of RAM to work with, depending on the iPAQ model. From what I've understood about Mozilla memory usage, this means that the browser would have to be pretty radically re-engineered. Keep in mind that you would also have other stuff running at the same time - such as the OS and whatever desktop / windowing system you would be using. Footprint wise it's quite feasible to plant Mozilla in an iPAQ though. I'm very curious though about how much of Mozilla actually is in Nanozilla..