Users can navigate through them using the left and right buttons of the D-pad, which move the icons forward or back across the screen, highlighting just one at a time, as opposed to using any kind of pointer to select an option.
When one category is selected, there are usually more specific options then available to select that are spread vertically above and below the selected icon.
Alternatively, Homebrew has allowed a custom version of the browser to be released that utilizes all 32/64 MB of the PSP's RAM, which allows the browser to load pages faster and have more memory for larger pages.
Opera Mini can also be used on PSP through PSPKVM, a homebrew application which is a Sun Java Virtual Machine.
The Play Station Portable comes with a web browser for browsing the Internet.
The web browser is a version of the Net Front browser made by Access Co. and was released for free with the 2.00 system software update.
The browser also has limited tabbed browsing, with a maximum of three tabs.
The Play Station Portable also supports a feature known as Remote Play, which allows the PSP to access many features of a Play Station 3 console from a remote location using the PS3's WLAN capabilities, a home network, or the Internet.
The battery must be at least 50% charged or else the system will prevent the update from installing.
If the power supply is lost while writing to the system software, the console will no longer be able to operate unless the system is booted in service mode or sent to Sony for repair if still under warranty.
The Play Station Portable uses the Xross Media Bar (XMB) as its graphical user interface, which is also used in the Play Station 3 (PS3) console, a variety of Sony BRAVIA HDTVs, Blu-ray disc players and many more Sony products.
XMB displays icons horizontally across the screen that be seen as categories.