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PS Vita Update 2.10 Also Adds Email, Sound And PlayStation Plus Enhancements

"You can now play your favourite videos in the internet browser and watch them again and again."

In addition to folders, Sony have confirmed the other tweaks to the PS Vita’s operating system that’ll be updated in version 2.10.

Firstly the details on folders, though: 10 icons can be stored in each folder, but you’re still limited to 100 applications and games in total, which seems a bit odd.

Confirmation on the video playback info has appeared, too – the Vita can now play videos in the internet browser, although it’s not going to be all formats. We’re hopeful this means streaming sites will work well.

The other stuff is as follows:

  • Group Messaging can now send to more than one person.
  • Email can display HTML messages and offer multiple addresses per contact
  • Photos can be zoomed in (in HD)
  • and PlayStation Plus game saves can be uploaded over 3G

Apparently that’s just “some” of the new features, so we’ll double check for any secrets (as is the norm) when the firmware is released.

The firmware goes live overnight tonight.

  1. rossthebassist
    Since: Nov 2009

    The folders option should have been there from the start, cant wait to have everything on the main screen, #ABOUT TIME!

    Comment posted on 09/04/2013 at 20:46.
  2. Joshua Hood
    Small briefcase w*nker
    Since: Forever

    Looks like PSM saves will auto-upload if you have Plus like regular Vita games do now as well.

    Comment posted on 09/04/2013 at 21:24.
  3. 2ofclubs
    Since: Sep 2008

    100 games & apps doesn’t sound that limited to me. I’m sure that’s important for some but I’d highly doubt that’s the majority. Probably why they haven’t increased it.

    Comment posted on 09/04/2013 at 22:02.
    • TheDeathAvenger
      Since: Forever

      I probably fall into the ‘some’ category, but I find it quite limiting when you only use one big memory card to store everything. Plus the 100 limit includes icons for your physical games and the non-optional apps.

      Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 09:16.
  4. cam the man
    Since: May 2009

    Like the idea of folders, easy way of sorting what you use often and not.
    I thought you could send a message to more than one person?

    Comment posted on 09/04/2013 at 22:17.
  5. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    Still stuck with the 100 icons limit… ah well, I think i’ll stick with my 16GB card and pick up a smaller one just for minis/ps1/psp games. Nice to see some other features being tweaked along the way.

    Comment posted on 09/04/2013 at 22:19.
  6. Broonba
    Since: Mar 2009

    100 icons is about right for a 32gb card……I’m at 98 on mine & that includes my 11 icons for physical games.

    Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 12:28.
  7. R1MJAW
    Since: May 2010

    Firmware is live, I’m downloading it right now.

    Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 13:08.
  8. Gadbury
    Since: Jan 2009

    Great update!

    Streaming videos (mostly working) is a HUGE addition. For example, YouTube embedded on SixthAxis articles works. Flash-based videos don’t seem to. Testing ‘other’ sites yields mixed results :)

    Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 17:32.
    • Gadbury
      Since: Jan 2009

      Hmm, the update to Email (I’m using a Gmail account) prevents some of my emails opening and I don’t know why. It seems you cannot disable if HTML is on or not.

      Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 17:46.
    • Kennykazey
      Since: Mar 2010

      I love having Youtube on it, since I live in one of those “unsupported” countries where we don’t get the app.

      Comment posted on 10/04/2013 at 21:21.

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