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?

#59 Re: Re: Re: Re: Only slightly off-topic: Mozilla on an

by macpeep

Saturday November 17th, 2001 5:05 PM

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"Erm. What?!?!? When is the last time you multitasked on a handheld? The general idea is that with a palmtop applications are welcome to basically use all the memory (with small amounts left for various things, but bear in mind the OS tends to run in separate, protected memory) - so why on earth shouldn't nanozilla make use of the RAM it has on offer?!?!?"

All the time actually. I listen to mp3's on my iPAQ while surfing the net on the way to work.. But the point was that there's 64MB of memory COMBINED. Storage *AND* runtime. Since you have other stuff on the device than just Mozilla, it means that you would have to delete all your calendar entries just to be able to run it. It uses 9MB storage and 32MB runtime = 41MB total. Out of 64MB available. Out of those 64MB, I'm sure the OS itself uses a bunch as storage as well as in memory, plus all your other apps. Even if you shut down all other apps while running Mozilla, they still use up memory for storage.