Separate release adds Mac support to handheld
The PS Vita will receive a new update on February 8, according to Andriasang. Firmware update 1.6 adds a map app, video capture functionality.
The map app works like similar styled applications on other mobile devices. You can view your location and search for directions via GPS tracking. Users can also search for details about their current location. The update also adds video recording to the PS Vita. Previously, the camera was only capable of taking still images. Another minor feature is that the Home button will now flash blue when the device is charging.
Sony has also announced a MacOS version of the Vita’s Content Management Assissant, which has previously only been available for Windows. This will allow Mac owners to transfer content between their Vita and computer.
The PS Vita launches in North America and Europe on February 22. Firmware update 1.6 will be available at launch.