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PSP firmware updated to v5.50

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Apr 2009 22:38 User comments (2)

PSP firmware updated to v5.50 According to the latest official PlayStation Blog , the PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld will be updated to firmware version 5.50 soon.
The most notable update will be the addition of an Information Board to the XMB interface. As owners of the PS3 might know, the IB displays current news, weather and other updates for Sony products in a scrolling ticker.

Additionally, says the blog, the update will add:

* Memory Stick improvements – You’ll be able to create and access sub-folders on your Memory Stick PRO Duo for music, videos and photos. Separately, the available space required to download a file from PlayStation Store to your Memory Stick has been reduced significantly.

* Internet search for games directly from the XMB – You’ll be able to easily search the Internet for information about your PSP games. Select the icon for the game, hit the Triangle button, and then select [Internet Search] from the options menu to get search results based on the game title. This feature was added to PS3 with the recent 2.70 update.

* Trend Micro trial – PSP’s Internet browser is a great tool for checking out your favorite Web sites on the go, and we’re teaming up with the Internet security experts at Trend Micro to make the Web browsing experience safer and more secure. With the 5.50 update, you’ll have the option to access a free trial of two Trend Micro services:
Trend Micro Web Security uses Web reputation technology to block PSP owners from accidentally visiting a Web site that may contain malicious content designed to steal personal information and confidential data.
Trend Micro Kids’ Safety uses URL filtering technology to prevent children from accessing Web sites that feature inappropriate content.

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120.4.2009 23:40

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* Trend Micro trial – PSP’s Internet browser is a great tool for checking out your favorite Web sites on the go, and we’re teaming up with the Internet security experts at Trend Micro to make the Web browsing experience safer and more secure. With the 5.50 update, you’ll have the option to access a free trial of two Trend Micro services:
Trend Micro Web Security uses Web reputation technology to block PSP owners from accidentally visiting a Web site that may contain malicious content designed to steal personal information and confidential data.
Yea cause I keep all my personal info and confidential data on my PSP :/

220.4.2009 23:57

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* Memory Stick improvements – You’ll be able to create and access sub-folders on your Memory Stick PRO Duo for music, videos and photos. Separately, the available space required to download a file from PlayStation Store to your Memory Stick has been reduced significantly.
Hopefully a custom firmware update is on the way. It'd be great to able to create folders directly from your psp and to be able to access them.
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