Version 3.10 of the PS Vita’s operating system has been released today by Sony Computer Entertainment and unlike previous updates that have only been for “stability and bug fixes” the latest adds new functionality to the console.
First is the addition of a Calendar to the Vita’s home screen. How well this performs is uncertain right now but this could make all the calendar apps for PlayStation mobile redundant overnight.
Secondly, the number of icons that can be stored in folders has been increased from the previous limit of 10. Well, that’s what Sony claimed but that’s not actually the case. In reality this is the single biggest update to hit the Vita for MONTHS as the 100 Icon Limt has been emoved! We don’t quite know what this new limit is right now but we have a feeling that it could be as many as 1,000 if you’re allowed to have 100 folders. THANK YOU SONY!!!
Content Manager has been improved and this now allows you to check the total available space on memory cards as the Application Data Management function of the system has now been integrated into Content Manager as well.
The final key update is that voice messages can be sent and received using the Messages apps. The update patch also adds the expected usability updates to other features but, no further details have been given on these although one we have found already is a great feature for those with multiple memory cards as the console now tells you how long it takes to build it’s database rather than displaying progress as a percentage.