Rumor: Internet Explorer coming to Xbox 360

By Andrew Yoon, May 10, 2012 11:30am PDT

In spite of Microsoft having its own internet browser, the Xbox 360 is the only home console that does not feature an internet browser. The PS3 browser recently received a drastic update, and Opera on Wii has always been surprisingly reliable. Even the 3DS and Vita have internet browsers. After six years on the market, is Microsoft ready to start playing catchup?

According to The Verge--who correctly predicted Microsoft's plan for the $99 subsidized Xbox--Microsoft is currently testing "a modified version of Internet Explorer 9" for console use. Kinect support is deeply integrated into the experience, as is Bing voice search.

The report doesn't offer a launch date, but notes that Microsoft is likely to announce something by the time E3 rolls around next month.

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