Analogue’s Pocket is finally receiving a 1.1 upgrade, however it will be in beta at first
On Friday, Analogue’s Pocket vintage handheld’s OS v1.1 will be released in beta, including features such as a new reference tool to learn more about your games and save states to make it easier to take up a game where you left off.
The Library reference tool will read a game’s cartridge and then display information about that title, such as the system, developer, publisher, and even game revision. Analogue has grander plans for Library in the future: it wants it to be a searchable “scholarly cataloguing of the totality of video game history.” According to Analogue’s timetable, an improved version of the Library will be accessible in September.
Memories save states allow you to preserve your position in Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and Game Gear games by using one of 128 memory slots. Analogue intends to add a snapshot highlighting the point where you created a save state in the “near future,” which might help you recall what you were doing if you return after a while.
In addition, the firm is previewing several capabilities that will be available in September, such as full-button mapping, screenshot capture, and the option to store photographs from the Game Boy Camera directly to a microSD card.