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The long-awaited 1.1 update for Analogue Pocket will be arriving in July, Analogue announced in a short post on Friday.

The Analogue Pocket OS v 1.1 release will include a number of features. The Library will be a huge historical archive about retro games, and Memories will let you capture and load save states as well as capture screenshots, so you can read more about the first two features.

The development feature will allow developers to take advantage of the Analogue's second FPGA. Developers can interface with Analogue OS: Library, Memories, and Tools. To Pocket hardware and scalers.

It’s not clear why the update is arriving so late

The update for the retro handheld was supposed to arrive in January, but now Analogue says it will arrive six months later. It is not clear when Analogue expects to bring 1.1 out of the beta. Christopher Taber didn't reply to requests for clarification immediately.

The Analogue Pocket is still an impressive device, even without the features arriving with v 1.1, with my colleague Andrew Webster saying that the Pocket breathes new life into old games by showing them at their very best. If you don't already have a handheld, you might have to wait a while. If you pre-order a Pocket now, you won't get it until later in the year.