Sony have released a patch for the upcoming Playstation Vita release on the 22nd. System Software Update v1.61 will add some pretty good features, so it's worth making sure you have it.
If it's the first time you turn on your PS Vita, the update will add these features:
You can download Content Manager Assistant from here. Refer to the website to find out how to install the application.
- A new application, (Maps), has been added to the home screen.
- In addition to photos, you can now take videos using the Photo application.
- You can now publish stories about the products that you rate in PlayStation Store to Facebook.
In near, players’ information is now displayed on the Discoveries screen. On this screen, a list of the online IDs of up to 100 players that you have encountered, and the number of times that you encountered each player, are displayed. Tap an online ID to display that player’s profile screen.
- The Mac OS version of Content Manager Assistant for PlayStation has been released. The Windows version has also been updated.
If you've already managed to get your hands on a PS Vita and installed v1.60, installing the new v1.61 will improve certain aspects of the system software.
There are a couple of ways to update the firmware on your PS Vita:
- Select “System Update” under the “Settings” menu and download the firmware directly to your PS Vita over Wi-Fi.
- Connect your PS Vita to a PS3 or a PC/Mac and update via Content Manager.
Source: PS Blog
Thanks to Breakpoint for the news.