updated 05:01 am EST, Tue November 20, 2012
PS Vita system software 2.0 now rolling out
The Sony PlayStation Vita firmware update 2.0 has started to roll out globally bringing with it support for Sony's value-added PlayStation Plus service. However, at the time of writing, Sony has yet to switch on the Plus services at their backend. Additional software enhancements in OS 2.0 include a new email app, faster web browsing, and the ability to assign the touchscreen and rear touchpad in PS One Classic titles.
Users who have previously purchased the PlayStation Plus service for their PS3 will automatically be granted access to the Plus service, when it goes live at Sony's backend. For others, a subscription can be purchased on a three-monthly basis for $18 or for a full year at $50. The line up of free titles for Plus subscribers includes Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush and Chronovolt, while users will also receive 1GB of free cloud storage for game saves.
The full range of upgrades can be accessed online at the PlayStation Australia website.