The latest firmware update for the PS Vita is now available to download, adding a host of improvements, new features and PlayStation Plus compatibility to the console. Sony has changed the web browser to be a separate app, increasing it’s speed and improving its HTML5 capabilities.
Changes to other apps have also been made, including weather information in the Maps app, improvements to the Near app and the ability to use the buttons across more applications. Screenshots no longer take a few seconds to save, which was something I found annoying before, and you no longer get the bouncing icon after turning on the console and having a game inserted into the slot.
This firmware update has lots of changes for you to find and benefit from. The faster, and better, browser is definitely a welcome change. It now scores 100/100 on the Acid3 test (previously it was 99/100), and 245/500 on the HTML5 test (previously it was just 58/500). Unfortunately, the browser still doesn’t support HTML5 video or audio.