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LiquidMetal14
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(08-28-2012, 04:55 AM)
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Anyone notice the new browser? Or it appears different. What am I missing here as I know the big talk is about PSOne BC. Is there something out there in terms of documentation and what else is new here?

EDIT - It seems that you can now use the rear touch pad on the browser too.


The search bar is now on top next to the browser bar.

Thank you Kassatsu

Cross Controller

The new Cross-Controller feature will allow you to use PS Vita as a controller to play compatible games on PS3, such as LittleBigPlanet 2. This feature lets you take advantage of PS Vita’s rich features including the touch screen, rear touch pad, six-axis motion sensing system, and cameras.

To access the cross controller feature you need to launch the Remote Play application and then click on the Cross-Controller icon.
Controls

As many of you have requested, you will now have the option to control the home screen and some features of applications such as Videos and Music with the buttons on the PS Vita system.
Music

Playlists will be supported in Music. You will be able to transfer iTunes (10.6.3 or later), M3U, and M3U8 playlists from a PS3 or a PC using Content Manager.
Web Browser

Rear touch pad operation will be supported by the browser, allowing you to scroll through and zoom out of pages without obscuring the screen.
Video

The following controls have been added to Videos:

Playback speed control
Repeat play

Photos

Viewing photos in MPO format will now be supported, with the ability to transfer MPO files from PS3™ and PC using Content Manager.
* 3D and multi-angle viewing are NOT supported.
Group Messaging

Along with some new layout enhancements, you will be able to take photos to add as attachments when writing Group Messages.
Maps

The Maps feature has been improved by adding a button on the top screen to switch between “Search for Location” and “Search for Directions.” You can also touch and hold a location on the map and place a user flag.
“near”

“near” will be able to gather the information of surrounding Wi-Fi access points without internet connection and update the location data based on it later. You can get location data within the area covered by Wi-Fi location services.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...-update-v1-80/
Last edited by LiquidMetal14; 08-28-2012 at 04:59 AM.
LiK
(08-28-2012, 04:56 AM)
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settings can change to use menus with buttons and dpad.
VOOK
We don't know why he keeps buying PAL, either.
(08-28-2012, 04:56 AM)
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Nothing at all.
VeryGooster
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(08-28-2012, 04:57 AM)
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Use touch screen on PSP games and use buttons to navigate Vita menus.
Iacobellis
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(08-28-2012, 04:57 AM)
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Notifications are much better. Show more info and do not open into a LiveArea app anymore.
kassatsu
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(08-28-2012, 04:57 AM)
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Cross Controller

The new Cross-Controller feature will allow you to use PS Vita as a controller to play compatible games on PS3, such as LittleBigPlanet 2. This feature lets you take advantage of PS Vita’s rich features including the touch screen, rear touch pad, six-axis motion sensing system, and cameras.

To access the cross controller feature you need to launch the Remote Play application and then click on the Cross-Controller icon.

Controls

As many of you have requested, you will now have the option to control the home screen and some features of applications such as Videos and Music with the buttons on the PS Vita system.

Music

Playlists will be supported in Music. You will be able to transfer iTunes (10.6.3 or later), M3U, and M3U8 playlists from a PS3 or a PC using Content Manager.

Web Browser

Rear touch pad operation will be supported by the browser, allowing you to scroll through and zoom out of pages without obscuring the screen.

Video

The following controls have been added to Videos:

Playback speed control
Repeat play

Photos

Viewing photos in MPO format will now be supported, with the ability to transfer MPO files from PS3™ and PC using Content Manager.
* 3D and multi-angle viewing are NOT supported.

Group Messaging


Along with some new layout enhancements, you will be able to take photos to add as attachments when writing Group Messages.

Maps

The Maps feature has been improved by adding a button on the top screen to switch between “Search for Location” and “Search for Directions.” You can also touch and hold a location on the map and place a user flag.

“near”

“near” will be able to gather the information of surrounding Wi-Fi access points without internet connection and update the location data based on it later. You can get location data within the area covered by Wi-Fi location services.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...-update-v1-80/

There is also some stealth stuff like the ability to assign touch controls for PSP games.
LiquidMetal14
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(08-28-2012, 04:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by VOOK

Nothing at all.

The search bar is now on top next to the browser bar.
Wuthering_Heights
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(08-28-2012, 04:57 AM)
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...ke-the-tour-2/
dallow_bg
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(08-28-2012, 04:59 AM)
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I love the smaller pop up notifications and full screen notifications list.
System feels smoother.

Near's live area changed considerably as well.
LiquidMetal14
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(08-28-2012, 05:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by dallow_bg

I love the smaller pop up notifications and full screen notifications list.
System feels smoother.

Near's live area changed considerably as well.

Ah ha, I knew something changed.

Sorry if this thread feels unworthy but I never knew about the blog post.
onQ123
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(08-28-2012, 05:00 AM)
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control PSP games with the touch screen


http://www.psnstores.com/2012/08/vit...h-touchscreen/

VanWinkle
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(08-28-2012, 05:01 AM)
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Notification pop-up is smaller, and the notification list looks much better. I've noticed some added fluidity in certain sections. The web browser has a couple new features but is still as dismal as ever (actually felt like it was even worse, but I haven't used the browser for awhile so I could be wrong). There are additional functions in the PSP emulator, such as new controls to assign to the right stick (which is great for games that used L and R for the camera, since they weren't able to be assigned to the right stick before). You see a whole lot less "Please wait..." prompts when going back into internet-connected applications that were technically still open.
Mung
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(08-28-2012, 05:02 AM)
You don't have to keep logging back into PSN when going to friends list or messaging etc.

?megaton
ari
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(08-28-2012, 05:03 AM)

Originally Posted by onQ123

control PSP games with the touch screen


http://www.psnstores.com/2012/08/vit...h-touchscreen/

Why?
chickdigger802
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(08-28-2012, 05:04 AM)
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you gotta go to settings>> system to turn on OS navigation with dpad buttons. Odd that it wasn't turned on by default.


Also holding down O closes apps if you are on their... page?
Eusis
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(08-28-2012, 05:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by ari

Why?

If you could put in some button combos or something I could see it working, but this seems more practical for PS1 emulation where I might prefer the L3/R3 buttons on the front and the back dedicated to L2/R2, or something.
plainr_
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(08-28-2012, 05:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by ari

Why?

Assign any button to any corner of the screen. It's a great addition if you ask me.
Revolutionary
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(08-28-2012, 05:06 AM)
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Smaller popup notifications is a godsend. They were too damn big and obstructive during gameplay.
kassatsu
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(08-28-2012, 05:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mung

You don't have to keep logging back into PSN when going to friends list or messaging etc.

?megaton

Still does for me.
ari
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(08-28-2012, 05:08 AM)

Originally Posted by Eusis

If you could put in some button combos or something I could see it working, but this seems more practical for PS1 emulation where I might prefer the L3/R3 buttons on the front and the back dedicated to L2/R2, or something.

Oh ok, I thought it was for psp.
kassatsu
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(08-28-2012, 05:08 AM)
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The Update Icon (Patch) is now no longer on Minis or PSP games.
Last edited by kassatsu; 08-28-2012 at 05:14 AM.
Takao
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(08-28-2012, 05:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by kassatsu

The Update Icon is now no longer on Minis or PSP games.

What a shame for those 4 PSP games that got updates. :(
kassatsu
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(08-28-2012, 05:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

What a shame for those 4 PSP games that got updates. :(

I am sure it is there if there really is an update. But having an update button on all the games that had no update was dumb.
LiquidMetal14
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(08-28-2012, 05:12 AM)
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I like the little arrow to browse back up. Sorely needed. Especially since I spend most (if not all) my time on GAF Mobile.

Branson
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(08-28-2012, 05:14 AM)
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It's a shot in the dark to ask, but I assume this doesnt add anymore support for other PSP titles? Like Portable Ops for US.
Rollo Lawson
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(08-28-2012, 05:15 AM)
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You can be notified by the PS button now. Not yet sure what it does but the option is there in settings
SSReborn
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(08-28-2012, 05:16 AM)
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Near and the GPS actually give me an accurate location now on my wifi model
kassatsu
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(08-28-2012, 05:17 AM)
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Treasures of Montezuma Blitz trophies sync.

MEGAAAAAAAAAAAAAATON
Elios83
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(08-28-2012, 05:18 AM)
Bad news: memory cards are now definetly tied to a single account :( You are forced to format if you change the account or the card simply isn't recognized. If you have games bought on multiple accounts you now have to do backups or own multiple cards.
Raine
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(08-28-2012, 05:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rollo Larson

You can be notified by the PS button now. Not yet sure what it does but the option is there in settings

That's been there

You can now Select All>>>Delete Messages now.
Rollo Lawson
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(08-28-2012, 05:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Raine

That's been there

You can now Select All>>>Delete Messages now.

Oh
danhese007
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(08-28-2012, 05:22 AM)
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PS Vita 3G now only shows the Wifi icon when you disable 3G.
dallow_bg
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(08-28-2012, 05:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Elios83

Bad news: memory cards are now definetly tied to a single account :( You are forced to format if you change the account or the card simply isn't recognized. If you have games bought on multiple accounts you now have to do backups or own multiple cards.

BITCH move.
LiquidSolid
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(08-28-2012, 05:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by kassatsu

The Update Icon (Patch) is now no longer on Minis or PSP games.

US only? It still shows up in all my games.
Shadow2222
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(08-28-2012, 05:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Branson

It's a shot in the dark to ask, but I assume this doesnt add anymore support for other PSP titles? Like Portable Ops for US.

I wish... That was the first thing I checked. No go :( I am redownloading to see if it will work then, but I really doubt it. I want to play that on the Vita...
Chris_C
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(08-28-2012, 05:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by LiquidMetal14

I like the little arrow to browse back up. Sorely needed. Especially since I spend most (if not all) my time on GAF Mobile.

Does it load more of a web page than just the current screen now? I hate the fact that you have to load with every scroll...
whitehawk
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(08-28-2012, 05:28 AM)
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Videos also have automatically generated thumbnails.
LiquidMetal14
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(08-28-2012, 05:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chris_C

Does it load more of a web page than just the current screen now? I hate the fact that you have to load with every scroll...

Describe. Not sure what you mean. I can go look but not sure what you mean.

You mean actual on screen web page showing? It looks the same. Scroll, not sure what you mean by loading after every scroll.
Raine
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(08-28-2012, 05:29 AM)
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There's more theme colors :o
Jamix012
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(08-28-2012, 05:30 AM)
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Uhh...So unless I'm being really stupid it seems I can't bind the Directional pad to the left analougue stick? If so, that's just awful. (I'm playing Megaman 2 PS1 classic)
Iacobellis
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(08-28-2012, 05:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Raine

There's more theme colors :o

I was just going to say that! I think the default blue was changed in a way. I'm rocking the old December red right now!
Takao
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(08-28-2012, 05:30 AM)
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I don't understand why backtouch support for the browser isn't enabled from the get go. It's a pretty nice feature.
Cudder
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(08-28-2012, 05:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mung

You don't have to keep logging back into PSN when going to friends list or messaging etc.

?megaton

OMFG

you're right. and even for the Trophies app and the PSN Store..YESYEYSYEYSYESYYES
lunch
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(08-28-2012, 05:31 AM)

Originally Posted by whitehawk

Videos also have automatically generated thumbnails.

Didn't notice this; that's great. I wish I could manually set the icon like I can on the PS3, but it makes my videos list more attractive all the same.
whitehawk
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(08-28-2012, 05:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

I don't understand why backtouch support for the browser isn't enabled from the get go. It's a pretty nice feature.

Most people aren't used to it. They would hold the vita while touching the back and be confused as to why the screen is moving around.
Chris_C
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(08-28-2012, 05:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by LiquidMetal14

Describe. Not sure what you mean. I can go look but not sure what you mean.

You mean actual on screen web page showing? It looks the same. Scroll, not sure what you mean by loading after every scroll.

Typically, when you start scrolling down on a web page (especially one with images, such as the PSP blog), you can see images below the fold loading in. Basically, the browser only loads into memory images that are immediately visible in the window.
KillerAJD
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(08-28-2012, 05:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by LiquidMetal14

Describe. Not sure what you mean. I can go look but not sure what you mean.

You mean actual on screen web page showing? It looks the same. Scroll, not sure what you mean by loading after every scroll.

He means that you could scroll a web page before it completely loaded, and it would only show a checkerboard until it loaded. I've only spent a few minutes with it after the update, but it could very well be better, but without some kind of timer I can't say for sure. It feels snappier anyways. My problem i had with the browser is that after awhile, it would make any tab change re-load the page. That can get annoying if you're trying to browse a few different threads at once.

*Edit* Just tried the playstation blog and it checkerboards pretty badly still. Only takes a few seconds for the page to completely load, but if you try to scroll with any speed, it pops up.
Last edited by KillerAJD; 08-28-2012 at 05:35 AM.
dallow_bg
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(08-28-2012, 05:33 AM)
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Treasures of Montezuma trophies now sync. :)

http://www.psnstores.com/2012/08/psa...w-sync-to-psn/
Raine
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(08-28-2012, 05:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Iacobellis

I was just going to say that! I think the default blue was changed in a way. I'm rocking the old December red right now!

There's even a PS3-esque type background in there
LiquidMetal14
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(08-28-2012, 05:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by KillerAJD

He means that you could scroll a web page before it completely loaded, and it would only show a checkerboard until it loaded. I've only spent a few minutes with it after the update, but it could very well be better, but without some kind of timer I can't say for sure. It feels snappier anyways. My problem i had with the browser is that after awhile, it would make any tab change re-load the page. That can get annoying if you're trying to browse a few different threads at once.

Originally Posted by Chris_C

Typically, when you start scrolling down on a web page (especially one with images, such as the PSP blog), you can see images below the fold loading in. Basically, the browser only loads into memory images that are immediately visible in the window.

Gotcha. What would be a good thread to test, the PC screen shot thread?

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