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Sony Releases PS Vita 1.66 Firmware With Even More Changes

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Remember that PS Vita 1.65 firmware that was released then subsequently pulled yesterday? Well, it is no more. It has been replaced by version 1.66, which includes even more changes and is available to download this morning.

The 97MB update includes all of the new features included in the 1.65 update which we detailed yesterday, including the option to disable notification alerts, a 10-minute standby delay, changes to the LiveArea, and caps lock for the on-screen keyboard.

In addition to those, Sony has made even more changes:

  • The [System Music] setting in Settings > [Sound & Display] now affects BGM in PS Store, near and Sign-Up screens as well as the Home menu.
  • When searching for location data, users now have the option to ‘Retry’ and ‘Cancel’ when a failure occurs.
  • A progress bar is introduced for application installation.
  • A direct link to PlayStation Store is made available for new applications that users may discover on near.
  • Users can now update data at any time within near, provided they are within the same location.
  • The display time of notification alerts has been reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Functional improvements have been made in the following games and applications: Unit 13, Gravity Daze, near.

The 1.66 firmware is rolling out this morning and should be available to all European users already. You can update your PS Vita either via Wi-Fi or 3G on the device itself, or on your Mac or PC using the Content Manager application.

How’s the 1.66 firmware update doing on your PS Vita?

[via Eurogamer]

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