Sony has released the v2.60 firmwre update for the Playstation 3 entertainment console that mainly designed primarily to enhance the system's media capabilities.
Key feature of the update is a new Photo Gallery application, which delivers a suite of tools for sorting through and displaying your digital photo collection.
Digital pictures can be organized in groups according to various criteria, including the camera used to take the photos, the event date and time, colors in the photos, as well as the number, ages, or facial expressions of the people pictured.
Users can also create slideshows set to music and build photo playlists with an easy-to-use interface. The Photo Gallery application will need to be installed separately from the XMB after updating the firmware.
The 2.60 update also enables guest access to Playstation Store. This enables non-PlayStation Network members to browse through the storefront to check out the latest games, demos, videos, etc., by only ading their region, the display language and country/date of birth.
DivX 3.11 videos will be also playable on the updated PS3.
The update is currently available for the Japanese users of PS3 and it will be also released worldwide soon. The update can be installed either through the network update funtion of the PS3 or it can be alternatively be downloaded to a recordable disc.