Vita firmware 2.0 now live

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 20 November 2012 07:02 GMT

Sony has released a major update for the Vita, bringing the portable’s firmware to 2.0 and adding a number of interesting new features and capacities. Perhaps the most important additions are PlayStation Plus and the ability to use the browser mid-game, but check out the full patch notes through the break.

  • 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 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.
  • In addition, the usability of many features has been improved.

Thanks, Gematsu.

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