NetFront Browser
Developer(s)Access Co., Ltd.
Initial release1995 (1995)
EngineNetFront, WebKit (some versions)
Operating systemLinux (Access Linux Platform, Android, Qtopia, GTK+, etc.), Symbian (S60 and UIQ), Garnet OS, REX OS (BREW), VxWorks, Nucleus, ITRON, OS-9, OSE
PlatformWindows CE, Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Kindle, Nintendo Switch, Sega Dreamcast
TypeMobile browser
WebsiteOfficial website

NetFront Browser is a mobile browser developed by Access Company of Japan. The first version shipped in 1995. They currently have several browser variants, both Chromium-based and WebKit-based.

Over its lifetime, various versions of NetFront have been deployed on mobile phones, multifunction printers, digital TVs, set-top boxes, PDAs, web phones, game consoles, e-mail terminals, automobile telematics systems, and other device types. This has included Sony PlayStation consoles and several Nintendo consoles.


For Pocket PC devices, the browser converted web page tables to a vertical display, eliminating the need to scroll horizontally. The engine also was used in Japanese and European versions of Dreamcast browser

The Nintendo 3DS Internet browser uses the WebKit-based NetFront Browser NX according to the documentation included with the browser. The PlayStation 3 Internet web browser received a major upgrade with firmware version 4.10, upgrading to a custom version of the NetFront browser, adding limited HTML5 support and improved JavaScript speeds. The Wii U console is also equipped with NetFront NX, and GPL source code is available. The Amazon Kindle e-reader uses NetFront as its web browser. Nintendo's latest console, the Nintendo Switch, is also using NetFront NX.


Netfront 3.5 had an Acid3 score of 11/100 and NetFront Browser NX v1.0 had an Acid3 score of 92/100.

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