Sony announced the availability of the PSP firmware update (v6.10), describing it as "a big update for us in preparation for the launch of PSPgo."
PSPgo owners should make sure to download the update to ensure full compatibility with MediaGo and with all PSP titles, according to Sony.
Here are some of the key features Sony is introducing:
SensMe channels is a new music application for PSP that uses Sony?s proprietary 12 Tone Analysis technology to evaluate music tracks that have been imported from Media Go application on your PC to the PSP. The application automatically categorizes the tracks into 12 channels such as "Relax" or "Newly Added".
In addition, PlayStation Store for the PSP and PSPgo via Media Go (v1.2) will be updated with a new look on Thursday, October 1. To access PlayStation Store, users need to download Media Go (or update Media Go if they already have it). Media Go is a free PC software application that allows users to organize and transfer music, photos and videos between their PC and PSP. It also allows them to access PlayStation Store and to purchase, backup and restore PSP games. Of course, users can always access PlayStation Store directly on the PSP and PSPgo by connecting to a wireless hot spot and simply logging in with their PlayStation Network ID.
With this update, users will be able to export playlists onto the PSP. Go to us.playstation.com/psn/mediago to download Media Go and for more details.
Tethering (PSPgo only)
Another new feature is the ability to use a Bluetooth mobile device, such as a mobile phone, as a modem to connect a PSP system to the internet. This means that when a user is not located close to a wifi spot he has another way to get on the internet via a bluetooth mobile device.