PlayStation Vita owners are getting a new system update soon, as later tonight Sony is releasing v2.10. The biggest and most requested feature is a new folder system, which allows for up to ten apps inside each one. That means each home screen can now have 100 apps displayed with all the folders utilized. It should make for a lot less cluttered home screens, and maybe even shrink the number you use.
There's more to 2.10 than just folders though, as Sony is adding the ability to play videos in the Vita's browser. Not all are supported, plus a memory card is required to take advantage of the new feature. PlayStation Plus members can now automatically update PS Mobile software and upload game save data to the cloud through a 3G connection. Below you can see some of the things Sony is adding/changing:
- Create folders to more easily manage your favorite application icons on the home screen, with up to 10 icons in each folder and a maximum of 100 on the home screen (including icons inside the folders).
- Verify which PS Vita card you are using by looking at the home screen’s info bar. You can also save the layout of your home screen icons in the memory card.
- Added video support allows you to play videos within the browser (memory card required; some videos are not supported).
- New email enhancements allows you to view HTML messages, add multiple email addresses to your contacts, and easily search your messages using the new search feature.
- PlayStation Plus members will be able to automatically update PlayStation Mobile format software and upload game save data onto online storage using 3G connection.
- New “Mute Automatically” option will mute your PS Vita speakers when your headset is unplugged and pause your music when using the music app.
Sony didn't provide a timetable for when the update is going live, but hopefully it isn't too long. The European PlayStation Blog lists the ability to send group messages, while the US Blog doesn't mention it. It's more than likely just an omission on the US Blog's part of the update's highlights and no cause for alarm.