Sony updates PS Vita firmware: Takes aim at Gmail on mobiles
Sony has just released a software update for the PS Vita that brings a host of improvements to the gaming handheld.
These include support for PlayStation Plus (so you can buy discounted games online, store your data in the cloud, and schedule games with other players), improvements to the web browser, and an email app that rivals those found on smartphones.
The email client is probably the biggest addition. You can get your Gmail or Yahoo Mail through it, and you can add more than one account as well, which you can’t do with Gmail on the iPhone. It’s not all good news though.
Some basic features are missing, so you can’t see past conversations or archive old messages. It also won’t push emails to your PS Vita, so you’ll have to set it to check every 15 minutes. Not a deal-breaker, admittedly, but annoying if you’re waiting for an important email.
The browser is a lot slicker than before, and you can use it without closing the game you’re playing, which is handy if you want to look something up quickly.