Downloading Littlebigplanet Karting last night I noticed a few changes since the last maintenance and firmware update.
The few changes:
- added a progress bar for when selecting background downloading
- Overall download speeds have increased
- they eliminated the "slow start" for background downloads (previously the first 10MB downloaded would be at a slower decreased rate then once the 10MB is reached the download speeds up to regular speeds)
- Downloading updates has been speed up substantially! I have never experienced a stable 4MB/s download when updating a game/app on the PS3.
Here is a graph of the download speeds I had during the updating of Littlebigplanet Karting.