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PS Vita 2.00 software update is now live

19 November 2012

The newest firmware update 2.00 for the PlayStation Vita is now live, and it's ripe with both reported and unreported content.

Sony announced that PlayStation Plus will hit its handheld when this update goes live, granting some great PS Vita titles free of charge to subscribers. The internet browser was reported to receive improvements, but those aren't everything that's included in this update. The official new features coming in firmware version 2.00 is as follows:

-Support for PlayStation Plus has been added

-[Email] has been added to the home screen

-You can now transfer content between the PS Vita system and a PC using Wi-Fi

-You can now transfer a folder from a PS3 system or a PC to the PS Vita system.

-[Maps] can now display weather information

-The display performance in [Browser] has been significantly improved

-The screen layout of [near] has been revised, and the usability has been improved

-The activities list for Friends has been moved to the LiveArea screen of [Friends]

-The buttons on the PS Vita system can now be used with more applications

-In [Settings], you can now set how you will be alerted depending on the notification type

-Turkish has been added as a system language

-The usability of many features has been improved

The addition of email access is somewhat surprising, but this could be more of a push by Sony to appeal to the cell phone market. Regardless, the funcionality increases implements in this update is a great push in the right direction for the hardware itself. Feel free to use the space below to talk about the new features of the PS Vita 2.00 firmware update.


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