Despite all the recent talk about the next generation games consoles both Microsoft and Sony continue to improve the current models via software upgrades. Today we have news of the PS3 firmware 4.10 update and the changes it brings with it.
One change that will please a lot of users is the improvements to the web browser. According to an article on the sixthaxis the new browser now optimizes the display with increased accuracy of page layouts. Before now certain websites were not displayed correctly that included interactive pages, but are now supported with the latest software.
Tests have found the system to be much better and a quick HTML5 run brought a score of 80 compared to 0 before. An ACID3 test scored the PS3 99 compared to the PS Vita that scores 53. Twitter and YouTube now work perfectly on the console as well.
The latest firmware also brings the PSN rebranding that we reported about recently, and now users can get the correct time and date automatically every time you sign into the network, but if you don’t need this you can simply adjust the date and time settings to automatically off. The update is now available to users as is the firmware update for PS Vita users as well.
Many of our readers are happy with the changes to the PS3 web browser but there are some who are reporting there is no difference. Some users have reported that after downloading the update they tried using websites that froze and didn’t work properly before, only to be met with the same issues.
Hopefully the firmware update will also address the issues that arose for some users after the last round of PSN maintenance. Some PS3 owners were reporting they were receiving the error code 80023102, and that their download list had disappeared. Sony did say though once the error had been fixed all content will be available again. Below you can see a video of a PS3 receiving the firmware update.
Have you updated your PlayStation 3 yet? How did the update go for you and do you notice improvements with the web browser?
Also See: PS4 5.50 update notes for March 8