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October 19, 2012

Microsoft rolls out update for Xbox 360 Dashboard

After a period of beta testing, the software giant started seeding the update for an improved version of the Xbox 360 Dashboard. This update is said to bring in new features to the gaming console’s UI for a more immersive experience.


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Some of the new things that this update brings to the table besides the new Dashboard layout are Internet Explorer integration and Film ratings and recommendations courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes. The company also promised to bring Xbox SmartGlass functionality to the console, but it’ll be a separate update which will come after the Windows 8 release. Here’s a sneak preview of the Xbox SmartGlass in action.

Microsoft also improved the search feature of the console by adding Genre search in the mix. In addition, they also expanded the voice search capability of Kinect by adding 9 new countries under its belt. Unfortunately, Philippines is not included on the list.

The update is said to be rolled out to all supported regions gradually starting next week. The company looks to reach three million consoles worldwide before the end of that week and will continue seeding the update to other users in the next succeeding weeks. For more information about the said update, you can head on over to Major Nelson’s site here.

Project Natal on the XBox 360

3 Responses to “Microsoft rolls out update for Xbox 360 Dashboard”

  1. LenovoLover says:

    I just updated my XBOX 360s early this week ang the new UI is pretty cool!

  2. E says:

    The phone in the video is Nokia…

  3. Sheadappy says:

    Hi people ,
    thought I join like minded people and educate myself . It’ll take me a while to have a look around , before I post anything :).
    Nice to be here :)

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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