Sony has announced a new update for its latest generation portable gaming console called the PlayStation Vita. The update brings the Vita to system software version 2.00. The update brings with it multiple new features including support for PlayStation Plus, the ability to transfer files using Wi-Fi between the portable console and PC, and improved web browser functionality.
The update also brings with it PC style e-mail capability and more. The big thing with the addition of PlayStation Plus on the console is that the majority of the games available for PlayStation Plus subscribers of the PS3 are now available on the Vita as well. If you watch the video below, you can see a few of the games that are available for PlayStation Plus subscribers on the Vita.
The new e-mail functionality supports accounts from Gmail, Yahoo, and other sources. The setup process looks pretty much as you would expect to see it on a computer or other device. The Vita will support up to five different e-mail accounts. When new e-mails are received to those accounts you will get a notification pop-up that allows you to tap the notification and go directly to the e-mail.
The video service also now supports the ability to playback 1080p content. The new browser updates have optimized the use of the GPU to make strong smoother and the overall web surfing process more attractive. The update also now allows users to tweak website URLs right from the Vita. Check out the video below for all the details. The official word from Sony is that the 2.0 update was available for PS Vita owners last night 9 PM.