Tuesday, January 22, 2013

PS Vita Firmware 2.05 Coming Soon

Sony is readying a new update for the PS Vita. While it doesn’t appear to introduce any major functionality, version 2.05 will bring about a number of fixes to the portable’s apps and features, along with improved system stability.


PlayStation®Network

 (near)

    • “near” has been redesigned to improve its usability.

 (Browser)

    • The display speed of Web pages has been improved.
    • You can now use a pointer to open links. > See details
    • Support for HTML5 and JavaScript has been enhanced.

 (Content Manager)

    • Usability has been improved.
    • You can now trasfer data by connecting to a computer using Wi-Fi on the PS Vita system. > See details
    • You can now copy an entire folder of photos and video to your PS Vita system from your PS3™ system or your computer. > See details

 (Maps)

    • You can now display weather information on the map for areas where it is available. >See details

 (Email)

    •  (Email) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen. > See details

 (Settings)

    • You can now set how you will be notified separately for each application and feature. >See details
    • The number of applications you can control using the buttons on the PS Vita system has been increased. > See details

Other new or revised features in version 2.05

Games

    • [Assign Touchscreen] and [Assign Rear Touch Pad] have been added as features to [Controller Settings] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
    • [Custom] has been added as an option under [Other Settings] > [Screen Mode] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
    • You can now delete screenshots or songs created in PSP™Game software.> See details

(Friends)

    • You can now display activities on the LiveArea™ screen for Friends.
      The LiveArea™ screen is displayed by flicking the screen up to let you communicate in real time with your friends.
    • You can now write a comment to send with a friend request.> See details
    • You can now report an inappropriate message when you receive one with a friend request. Tap  (Options) > [Submit Grief Report] on the profile screen to report.

(Group Messaging)

    • More varieties of file formats (TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG and MPO) are now supported as attachments to messages.

(Trophies)

    • When trophy information is automatically synchronized with PlayStation®Network servers, it is now synchronized in the background. You can perform other operations during the synchronization.

(Browser)

    • You can now tweet the currently displayed page. > See details
    • You can now open the browser without pausing playing a game.

(Videos)

    • You can now play a video with 1080 resolution.
    • You can now play the video in slow motion.
    • You can now skip chapters.
    • Closed caption is now supported.

(Settings)

    • [Disconnect Wi-Fi Connection Automatically] has been added as a feature under [Network] > [Wi-Fi Settings].
    • [Avatar], [Panel], [Online ID], [About Me] and [My Languages] under [PlayStation®Network] > [Account Information] have been moved to the newly added category [Profile].
    • [Twitter] has been added as a feature under [PlayStation®Network].
    • Turkish has been added as an option under [Language] > [System Language] and [Language] > [Input Languages] > [Keyboards / Add Terms].
    • [PlayStation®Mobile] has been added as a feature under [System].

Other

New in 2.05
  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

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