originally from http://www.ps3news.com
where the rumor started The Sixth AxisToday TheSixthAxis.com reports that they received confirmation that PS3 Firmware 3.40 has been released to PlayStation 3 developers, and that this may be a sign the update is coming soon for users as well.
It's been just about a month since PS3 Firmware 3.30 was released, and this rumor may lend credence to the recently rumored PS3 XMB Redesign if it turns out to be legitimate.
To quote: "We're told System Software version 3.40 was released to developers late last week, and although parity between dev and retail firmware updates isn't always guaranteed (or indeed timely) recently they've been pretty close, with, our sources say, just a few weeks between testing and public release.
Update: we've been told that the update has vanished."
That is just what TheSixthAxis updated their article with, so what probably happened is Sony caught wind of the news and simply removed it from their media server.
So what do you think. Sony is pretty much in a hurry giving us updates on a regular basis (every 2 months).
Is that an indication that some guys are close to open up the system?