Your Views on the Opera NDS Web Browser?

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Apr 4, 2009
  1. wildfire95
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    Is the NDS Browser ROM any good?I heard that the DSi has a faster version, which is alot better... prehaps someone should attempt at ripping it for us NDSLite users haha.

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    It's useful as a tool, for the ability to browse the web relatively accurately while on the go. However, it is rather slow, so I wouldn't use it for day-to-day browsing. If you want an accurate image-enabled browser for the DS, it's the best one out there, though the homebrew web browsers tend to be a bit faster if you can live with text-only browsing.
     
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    THe only reason the DSi's is faster is the better hardware, noob.
     
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    Ah kk.
    I was under the impression that since it was actually a software tweak since ~

    The DS + Ram Pack
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    Same Ram as DSi

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, except no. The DS/Lite has 4MB of RAM, and the Nintendo DS Browser RAM expansion has 8MB of RAM. Now I haven't done math in about five years, but I'm pretty sure that makes 12, and the DSi has 16MB of RAM. It also has twice the clock speed of the DS/Lite (ARM9 runs at 67MHz vs. 133MHz).
     
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    Ah, i stand corrected >>
    But im sure one of the reviews said the new Opera Browser was more of a software tweak then more hardware usage.
     
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    Could be both, really. Keep in mind that the original browser was originally released in 2006, so they've had plenty of time to look at the code and find optimizations. That said though, the upgraded hardware also probably has a lot to do with it. I highly doubt one could simply dump the browser from the DSi and make it work on a regular DS though, simply because the hardware is indeed different.
     

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