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Vita firmware 2.00 makes web browser faster, usable in-game

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Initial post: Nov 19, 2012 10:59:03 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 19, 2012 11:07:14 AM PST

Today's Vita firmware update is giving the system's web browser a speed boost, as well as making it usable in-game. We knew the browser's due enhancements in the 2.00 update, but Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida shed further light on Twitter today.

The browser becomes a "small app," said Yoshida, meaning it can be used without quitting a game. That's vital for when you're stuck and need a walkthrough, not that we ever have of course, cough splutter. Yoshida also noted browsing is faster in 2.00 firmware.

The biggest deal with 2.00 is the introduction of PlayStation Plus for Vita. The first batch of Instant Game Collection freebies arrives tomorrow, with six Vita games added including the likes of Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Jet Set Radio, Wipeout 2048, and Gravity Rush.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 11:04:11 AM PST
That Emu Kid says:
Wow. A web browser on a gaming system that could actually be useful.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 11:06:44 AM PST
Uncle Ulty says:
I have always wanted the web browser while playing a game feature. This is actually useful to me too.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 12:51:22 PM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Great news. Good stuff.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 12:51:46 PM PST
Oskar2525 says:
Is the firmware update live?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 12:55:36 PM PST
saskamazon says:
the blog stated to aim for 9 p.m. tonight ... eastern I believe. but I haven't checked the Vita itself - thought I might as well wait.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 12:56:17 PM PST
so where is the update that makes the new PSN faster and usable?

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Posted on Nov 19, 2012 12:59:43 PM PST
prsmooth says:
This is cool. Its nice to lookup a walkthru/collectible guide in-game. Now, if they can do similar updates to the PS3 as well that would be nice.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 1:05:33 PM PST
Awesome, I need this all the time since a lot of the Wi-Fi hotspots I go to have passwords that have to be entered on Websites. Quitting out of the game every time kind of ruins the idea of a handheld.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 1:06:52 PM PST
Oskar2525 says:
The new e-mail app looks really useful as well.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 1:11:04 PM PST
Soulshine says:
Goddamn, Sony! Okay - I'll buy your friggin Vita. Enough already.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 1:13:22 PM PST
That Emu Kid says:

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 1:50:26 PM PST
MrFoxhound says:
The internet browser is what pushed you over the edge?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 1:52:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 19, 2012 2:10:10 PM PST
Soulshine says:

This concept of BETTER internet browser shoved me into Vita Valley! And all the other stuff too.

I'm lying, I was already going to get one on Friday.

EDIT: The kicker was finding out that Lair is on the list of Remote Play games.
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