PlayStation Vita update 2.10 now available, adds folders, improved video playback and more (video)

PlayStation Vita update 2.10

Sony has released a new system software update for their PlayStation Vita handheld gaming console. This week’s update brings the PlayStation Vita to software version 2.10 and includes a few new features and enhancements.

Perhaps the best new feature (in my opinion anyway) of this update is the ability to create folders with up to 10 application or game icons each. Each folder can also be named, allowing you to organize installed games and apps however you’d like.

I was a little surprised once I learned that the PS Vita didn’t have this feature at launch, not having folders has been a bit of a pain to be honest. It meant that my Vita’s home screen was always disorganized and included icons for pre-loaded applications that I don’t use and can’t delete. Now, with the PlayStation Vita 2.10 update, we are able to shove the junk icons into one folder and forget about them. Its not as good as being able to uninstall Welcome Park, Near and the other stuff we don’t use, but it is a step in the right direction.

The PlayStation Vita 2.10 update also brings support for streaming videos via the browser. However, Sony warns that not all video formats are currently supported and like with most things on the Vita, you’ll need a memory card in the system to use this feature.

Other features added with the 2.10 update include the ability to upload saved game data to the cloud using your 3G connection and enhancements to how the Vita handles email. With the 2.10 update, the Vita can now display HTML messages, add multiple contacts email addresses and find a specific message with a new search funtion.

There are a few more things added with this update, for a full list of what’s new, head on over to the official PlayStation Blog. Also, be sure to check out the video below, it showcases a few of the features included with the latest PlayStation Vita update.