Sony PSP users have a reason to rejoice, as now their very humble handheld game console will be packed with a Google Search feature. The forthcoming Sony PlayStation Portable firmware 4.00 update will include a Google Search feature.
Writing in a post on the PlayStation blog, Eric Lempel, director (Operations) of PlayStation Network, Eric Lempel, director (Operations) of PlayStation Network stated that the upcoming firmware upgrade will make possible Google Internet search with a recall of 20 search items.
He writes, “”This new upgrade replicates the Google Internet search experience, delivering the same search results that you’d get at www.google.com.”
Gamers will be able to access the upcoming Google Search feature from the PSP XMB (XrossMediaBar) Network through a new ‘Internet Search’ option. And then to access Google, PSP owners will have to connect to the web via a WI-Fi hotspot or wireless access point.
And there’s more to add to the list. The firmware 4.00 update will also enable changing the viewing speeds while playing back videos from Memory Stick cards. All that users need to do is press directional buttons up or down.
Lempel has not ascertained any particular release date; all that he says is that the Sony PSP firmware 4.00 update will be available “soon”.
It takes no genius to guess that the search giant’s latest move clearly shows its enthusiasm in bringing its apps and services onto the handheld and gaming arena.