I slapped the 'rumor' status on this one for now until others can confirm it... today TheSixthAxis.com (linked above) via CVG are claiming that Sony finally pushed the button marked "obligatory" on PS3 Firmware Update 2.80.
This comes after Sony's Director of Network Operations stated that with 2.8 it was an option to update as there wasn't any consumer-specific functionality.
According to both the US and EU Updaters, it still is showing only 2.76 is required to go online with the PS3, as follows:
If anyone can confirm otherwise, feel free to do so in the comments below!
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