Wii Opera Browser: Full Version is Out Toady

Because of the power outage, My Wii shut down, Sense my Wii shut down not using it’s own software, as the power went back on the Wii was no longer was connected to 24 connect. So when I woke up there was no chance of me receiving a message until it was turned on. So with no oh so beautiful pulsating blue light to tell me I had a message, It wasn’t till I went on my computer that I got the news that the full versions of the Wii’s Opera Web Browser was available for download. So after seeing the news I rushed to my Wii, turned it on, and told it to update; after that I went to the Wii Ware section of the Shop channel, and saw that the new update added the ability for downloaded programs to update, So that’s exactly what I did. After downloading the new update, I found some cool new features. The message sent from Nintendo is as follows:

Internet Channel

Now even more convenient to use!

The Internet Channel allows everyone to enjoy the Internet from their living room. We’ve just added some new features to make it even more convenient to use! Best of all, it’s still free!

New features include:

  • Faster start-up time!
  • Search button added!
  • Text is clear, even when enlarged
  • You can now hide the tool bar to see even more of the screen

It’s a great way to surf the Internet with family and friends, and allows you to experience the Internet in ways you never thought possible with your PC (on your TV!!)

To get this latest version of the Internet Channel, you’ll need to download it.

To download the Internet Channel:
Press the “Update” button at the bottom right, and update the Wii console.

Select “Internet Channel from the Wii Ware section of the Wii Shop Channel. Download the new software and start surfing!

Please Note:
You can download the Internet Channel for free until the end of June 2007.

Parents who want to control access to the Internet Channel should refer to the Parental Controls options available in the Wii System Settings. To access these settings, return to the Wii Menu and select the Wii icon.

Despite these many improvements I still have a few problems with the browser. One is that the Opera Web Browser for the Wii still only supports up to Flash Version 7, which makes some sense because that is the most standardized version, but I still find some sites that require Opera Version 9. Also I know I’m dreaming here but it would be nice to have some ActiveX and Java Support for services like LogMeIn and Browser Friendly AIMs. Despite these few problems I have with it, I still like this new version, and seeing the new update I’m sure eventually Opera will get around to adding support for Flash version 9 and other support to a new update. Anyways with this new update I’m probably going to do some cool changes soon on my Wii Page, also, if I find there will be no support for Flash version 9, I may join up with some friends of mine to program a page that bypasses Flash detection either through a proxy or what have you.

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