System Software Update: V6.37

Jan 29, 2009
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Hi everyone, the next system software update (v5.50) for PSP (PlayStation Portable) will be available soon, and I wanted to provide you all with a preview of some of the key features.

The firmware update will introduce an Information Board on the PSP system’s XMB (XrossMediaBar) interface. Those of you who have a PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) may be familiar with this feature, which displays news and updates from the world of PlayStation in a scrolling ticker in the upper right-hand corner of your TV screen. Now you’ll be able to read up-to-date information about upcoming games, new content available on PlayStation Store, and other news right on your PSP whenever you’re at a wireless Internet hotspot.

In addition, we’ll be adding a few more enhancements with the 5.50 update:

* Memory Stick improvements – You’ll be able to create and access sub-folders on your Memory Stick PRO Duo for music, videos and photos. Separately, the available space required to download a file from PlayStation Store to your Memory Stick has been reduced significantly.
* Internet search for games directly from the XMB – You’ll be able to easily search the Internet for information about your PSP games. Select the icon for the game, hit the Triangle button, and then select [Internet Search] from the options menu to get search results based on the game title. This feature was added to PS3 with the recent 2.70 update.
* Trend Micro trial – PSP’s Internet browser is a great tool for checking out your favorite Web sites on the go, and we’re teaming up with the Internet security experts at Trend Micro to make the Web browsing experience safer and more secure. With the 5.50 update, you’ll have the option to access a free trial of two Trend Micro services:
Trend Micro Web Security uses Web reputation technology to block PSP owners from accidentally visiting a Web site that may contain malicious content designed to steal personal information and confidential data.
Trend Micro Kids’ Safety uses URL filtering technology to prevent children from accessing Web sites that feature inappropriate content.

We look forward to reading your feedback.
 
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Feb 13, 2009
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updated last night and... not impressed. the information board leads to nothingness like the ps3 version and the other features are pointless (imo)

bring me a friends list.

big jump in number 5.03 to 5.50 for nothing. should just went to 5.1 instead.
 
Apr 2, 2009
2,147
updated last night and... not impressed. the information board leads to nothingness like the ps3 version and the other features are pointless (imo)

bring me a friends list.

big jump in number 5.03 to 5.50 for nothing. should just went to 5.1 instead.
imo..it was more to slow down the upcoming psp3k hack then to bring us new features ;)
 
Jan 29, 2009
7,187
A new PSP firmware update, v5.51, will be released soon. System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
 
Apr 17, 2009
7,731
San Diego, CA
PSP Firmware 6.0 live

A new PSP Firmware 6.0 is now available, and with it comes some relatively minor changes and additions. One update brings more colors to the Themes, which is always a welcome addition.

The update also allows the PSP to group and display games based on the expiration dates. Network Update has been renamed to System Update, and there are some revisions intended to strengthen security of the Internet Browser.

http://projectgamers.com/2009/09/10/psp-firmware-v600-released/
 
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Apr 17, 2009
7,731
San Diego, CA
PSP Firmware v6.10 coming soon, includes tethering

In preparation of the PSPgo launch, Sony will soon release PSP update v6.10, an update that is intended to ensure compatibility with Media Go and all PSP titles.

New features will include SensMe, which is a new music application for the PSP that uses Sony’s proprietary 12 Tone Analysis technology that evaluates music tracks you import from the Media Go application on your PC or PSP.

This video will further explain this new feature: psu.com/PSP-Firmware-v610-coming-soon,-includes-tethering-News--a008210-p0.php

The PlayStation Store for the PSP and PSPgo via Media Go (v1.2) will receive a new look on Thursday, Oct. 1. Media Go is a free PC software application that allows you to organize and transfer music, photos, and videos between your PC and PSP. You can access the PlayStation Store to purchase, backup, and restore PSP games, as well. While you can always access the Store on your PSP or PSPgo via a hotspot, you can also use your PC to download movies, games, and TV shows for you PSP. You can also export playlists onto your PSP.

The other new feature coming with update v6.1 is the tethering ability, which allows you to use a Bluetooth mobile device, like a mobile phone, as a modem to connect your PSPgo to the internet. So, if you aren’t near a wifi spot, you have a way to get access to the internet via your Bluetooth mobile device.
 
Apr 17, 2009
7,731
San Diego, CA
PSP Firmware (v6.20) update coming tonight

Sony announced that PSP firmware update (v6.20) will be available later tonight, and with it comes the Digital Comics Reader and a new feature that allows you to export your video and photo playlists from your PC to your PSP.

PlayStation Network Digital Comics is a new service that will launch in December. You will be able to download hundreds of classic and new comics via the PlayStation Store. The Digital Comics Reader application will be released with firmware update (v6.20), which will be available in a new section called “Extras” on the XMB. The Reader will require an additional download and you will also be able to try out a free digital comic sample soon.

The latest firmware update will also include a new feature that allows you to export your video and photo playlists from your PC to your PSP through Media Go. You’ll have to download the latest Media Go (v1.3) to get some additional new elements.

The PlayStation Blog will soon host a video walkthrough about the forthcoming digital comics.
 
Apr 17, 2009
7,731
San Diego, CA
Updates to PSP System Software, Media Go

Hi everyone, the next PSP (PlayStation Portable) system software update (v6.35) is coming soon. This is a minor update that prepares your PSP system for the upcoming launch of “Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity” – a new, cloud-based, digital music service from Sony that will give music lovers access to millions of songs stored and synchronized through the cloud. A new icon for the service will be added to PSP’s XMB (XrossMediaBar) under the “Music” category. You can read more about Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity here, and we’ll report back when a launch date is announced.

In addition, the Media Go application for managing PSP downloadable content on your PC will be updated with enhancements to the user interface and advanced photo editing tools.
 
Apr 17, 2009
7,731
San Diego, CA
Updates to PSP System Software, Media Go App

Hi everyone, a new PSP system software update, v6.38, will be released soon. System software stability during use of some features will be improved.

Also, there’s an update to Media Go slated for this week that adds supports for new Xperia mobile phones (PLAY, arc, neo) and WALKMAN devices, along with some installation, performance, and stability improvements.