[UP: Probably Fake] Rumor: Video of Switch Firmware Version 5.0 Surface

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Oct 25, 2017

posted on /v/, so take it with a gallon of salt

- themes
- cloud storage
- icon sorting
- party chat
- virtual console
- media apps
- system level microphone support
- internet browser

allegedly launches in feb


Oct 29, 2017
Looks too good to be fake. Finally, some basic features. And it looks to maintain its snappiness
Oct 25, 2017
I sincerely hope it's true and they gave up on their dumb smartphone idea but it's Nintendo...

It'd be kinda cruel to fake this though...


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Oct 25, 2017
Cloud storage would be neat if this is real. I wonder if that's tied to the online.
Oct 25, 2017
It'd be very easy to fake, since it's ultimately just footage of a menu screen. Seems like a trivial thing to fake, but never underestimate how much work people will do just to fool people.

Also, I'm calling this fake entirely because of the 'Virtual Console Folder'. The whole video is wish fulfillment, but that detail in particular is too much to expect. Especially if this is an update that would likely be connected to a January direct.
Oct 27, 2017
Wow it looks to good to be true and in the same time too good to be fake... folders, layout, media, rooms, cloud, themes!

Oct 25, 2017
Cloud storage. On-system voice chat. Themes. Folders. Virtual console. Media apps. Arbitrary manipulation of home screen icons.

Nintendo, you did it. You glorious bastards.
Oct 25, 2017
Speed Force
That looks great. Hope it's real and stays that snappy. I look forward to people attempting to debunk it over minor things, and then people coming to debunk that debunking and so on.
Oct 25, 2017
I'm skeptical, as we all should be, but it seems pretty convincing. However the fact that he/she doesn't go into that media folder seems suspect.

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Dec 23, 2017
After that Rayman Smash 4 leak, I think anything can be fake. Even if it is, it's a very good concept video for those who say that adding basic features would bloat the OS.
Oct 30, 2017
Nice, folders and netflix. I assume YouTube as well. With built-in party chat, I'm guessing the app would be phased out sometime in the near future.
Nov 2, 2017
Also, this January Direct is gonna be dope.

If they’re finally getting app support, I could see this getting leaked from one of those coders.
Oct 25, 2017
Sure it's not somehow connected to the Homebrew-scene?
The new homebrew-launcher for Switch is supposed to launch on 1st February and it was the first thing that came up in my mind.

But on the other side, I'm just confused so what do I know. Hope most of it is true for the next firmware update


Oct 25, 2017
Please be real, looks excellent. Very impressive fake if it is fake. A little surprised it has a browser, given the security concerns
Oct 27, 2017
If it's a fake it's very well done. Has new sound effects for new actions and everything.

I just hope if it is true they also improve their USB audio support that they silently put in 4.0.0. None of my USB headsets are ones that work.

EDIT: Ahahaha one of the folders that guy made is a "Virtual Console" folder. I mean you can probably name folders anything but that tease.


Oct 30, 2017
Taking with a grain of salt but that's some pretty detailed replication/video editing to get exact menu movements and sounds.

What I could see in the video:

Themes: An actual theme shop, potentially allowing third-party to make their own?
Rooms: Seems to be chat rooms, allowing smartphones and Switch consoles to join in. Switch can use its microphone which could mean not that Nintendo is killing the smartphone app but that they are expanding on it, using the app as a way to communicate when away from your Switch.
Folders and layout: Can create folders, change the layout of icons. Sorting as well.
Apps: Looks like there will be media apps, which we do know was on the horizon vaguely/rumoured. Looks like a browser could come as well.
Cloud storage: Briefly appeared when they switched to memory usage, shows it as an option so potentially cloud saves.

If it's a fake it's very well done. Has new sound effects for new actions and everything.
There were no new sounds that I could hear, all standard. I checked to see if I could hear clicking of a keyboard or something but if there is it is incredibly quiet.

Also, still take it with salt but the naming convention seems to be free enough for the fodlers that they could have just teased with the naming of Virtual Console.