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I’d left my Vita charging overnight and switched it on this morning to find update 1.65 waiting for me!
Forums (including PlayStation’s own) are full of idiots complaining that it hasn’t added the specific functionality that they require or (as one person put it) “were promised”. However, this is just a minor upgrade for a relatively new product – expect “killer features” later. Indeed, when working on WordPress plugin software I will often distribute a minor update before anything major – getting a number of minor “niggly” issues out of the way beforehand ensures that any major update can concentrate on just that (it reduces download size and reduces the number of potential issues in any later release). Also, this is probably the first update that most users have had since the one pushed upon on them when they first turned their Vita on, so it’s a good opportunity for a good, but low risk, test of the on-going upgrade mechanism.
Officially, features include…
- You can now disable the notification alert messages that indicate when friends sign in, messages are received and other activities. To disable these alerts, got to [Settings] > [Sound & Display] > check/uncheck [Notification Alerts]. Additionally, Notification alerts will now display for five seconds instead of three seconds
- ‘After 10 Minutes’ has been added as an option in [Power Save Settings] > [Auto Standby]
- An arrow will indicate when new activities are available in LiveArea
- Caps Lock is now supported by the on-screen keyboard. Simply double-tap the Shift key to enable it
In addition, the following 2 have been mentioned unofficially…
- An installation progress bar now appears for downloaded games and DLC
- minis with a preset expiry date (i.e. those obtained via PlayStation Plus) now load correctly
There are also reports (although I’ve not a chance to confirm myself) that the music from the PlayStation Store has now gone.
I’ve messaged the PlayStationEU Twitter feed to see if a fuller changelog can be made available but I won’t hold my breath awaiting a response (they’re being battered by people complaining about not having YouTube / Flash / PS1 emulator / etc).