Your Vita just got a whole lot better.
Coming Monday, November 19th 2012, update 2.00 adds some significant upgrades to the PS Vita’s operating system.
Detailed on the US PS Blog in a short video the update brings some cool new features to your PlayStation Vita. First up is the ability to send and receive emails, up to five email accounts can be added including one’s like Gmail and Yahoo mail.
You’ll also be able to receive email notifications through the notification icon on the Vita’s home screen. This feature is long over due and is a fantastic addition.
Your now able to set custom controls to the touch screen like R3 and L3 mapped to the rear touch pad for example. Other additions include the ability to connect to your PC via Wi-Fi for easy file transfers and backups.
A new updated web browser with HTML5 support and a better java scrip engine, also included is the ability to tweet straight from the browser. The browser also makes better use of the GPU with a updated rendering engine, this should make browsing a smoother experience.
The Video app has also had a make over with support for 1080p video, your now able to transfer your rented or bought high definition files over to the Vita, the Vita was only able to download standard definition video files from the PS Store before, if you purchased a movies in Hi-Def on your PS3 for example you were unable to watch them on your Vita, that has now been resolved. It’s also possible to play your own 1080p video files as long as they match the Vita’s video codec and container specifications. Closed captioning will also be added.
I’m sure Sony will also roll out a few more tweaks and additions to the Firmware not currently listed.
I think you’ll agree this is a fantastic update, with the added features of PlayStation Plus for Vita this should make using Sony’s portable all the more enjoyable.