The latest Nintendo Switch system update, Version 12.0.2, is now live on the platform, introducing stability changes, minor bug fixes, and more. Nintendo rolled out the hybrid console’s last firmware update in mid-April; unsurprisingly, it, too, added stability improvements meant to “enhance the user’s experience.” The new changes are similarly minimal, though the update does tackle a few other noteworthy features.
Nintendo Switch’s Version 12.0.2 system update is available to download now. The changelog on the official Nintendo Support page includes the standard line that graces nearly every patch note attached to minor updates: “General system stability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.” However, dataminer OatmealDome shared a bit more insight about what’s hiding beneath Version 12.0.2’s data. Core system components, the Bluetooth driver, and the application manager (pgl) have reportedly undergone changes, as well.
The Bluetooth driver-related update is arguably most interesting, as it gives further credence to claims that Bluetooth audio support on the Nintendo Switch may soon see the light of day. At the time of writing, however, no such feature is accessible on the device.
Not unlike the vast majority of modern hardware, Nintendo Switch has received dozens upon dozens of firmware updates throughout its lifecycle. The first went live on the same day as the console’s March 2017 release date. Since then, the patches have covered everything from “general system stability” and preorders on the Nintendo eShop to bug fixes and additional language support.
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