Building on Sony's new high-definition stereoscopic 3D gaming for the ultimate 3D PlayStation 3 gaming experience, the PS3 Firmware 3.40 System Update adds PlayStation Plus compatibility, enhancements to the connection between PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts, updates to the PS3 Photo Gallery, Video Editor and Uploader and Five Star Rating Support and Power Save Settings as detailed HERE.
Finally, those holding out in hopes for PS3 Custom Firmware or PS3 homebrew it is recommended you do not update so that OtherOS functionality remains intact on your PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
PS3 Firmware 3.40 Update Changelog:
• You can now edit and upload video content.
• You can edit video content that is saved on this system and upload the video to a video sharing website to share it with your friends. To use this feature, go to [Video] > [Video Editor & Uploader].
• You can now share your favorite photos with friends, using a photo sharing website. To use this feature, go to [Photo] > [Photo Gallery].
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This is a video game console ... right? $ony keeps adding things that have little or no value to actual gaming. There will be users who like the new features, but I suppose few on this site. It seems to me that $ony is trying to compensate for removing OtherOS in a previous update (or should I rather say "downdate" - I will look and see if the Oxford dictionary has this word).
They are putting things on the console you could have done with OtherOS. Perhaps they think that if they add enough other type applications, that unhappy customers will forgive them for removing OtherOS. But ... again they add things not requested by users. We can still hope for requested features I guess ... hold thumbs!