If you weren't quick on the draw earlier this week, you would have missed out on a firmware update for your PlayStation Vita. Sony issued a system software update to version 1.65 on Tuesday and then pulled it down yesterday because of a "technical fault." Don't fret though, there's a new software update -- version 1.66 -- that includes all the previous fixes, plus a handful more.
Let's start with peek-a-boo 1.65 update. According to Sony, features rolled into 1.65 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
The 1.66 update includes all those same fixes, plus a handful more, including:
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.
Sony is currently rolling out the 1.66 update to European users. Presumably it's also bound for the U.S., if not here already.