New Xbox 360 dashboard update release time

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You might have heard that the new Xbox 360 dashboard update is live, although the release time won’t be the same for everyone considering this is a rollout that Microsoft said could take a couple of weeks. The Xbox 360 system update for Fall, 2012, will reach around 3 million consoles right away, so if you are one of the lucky ones we’d love to hear from you in the comments with your first impression.

We’ve got three Xbox 360 consoles here in our office for testing games and checked one system in the UK for the new Xbox 360 dashboard update, which resulted in a message stating, “update in progress“, so we thought our luck had been in. After the update we found the dashboard and Xbox Live looking like the photo below, and checking settings and then system information showed that this software had been an update from months ago.

The problem had been with this particular Xbox 360 that hasn’t been used in a while, so it was an Xbox 360 dashboard update from earlier in 2012. We’ll be checking throughout today and over the next couple of weeks for the Fall 2012 system update, and we have a few work colleagues in a number of areas around the UK and United States, so we’ll be able to report when these systems go live in the coming days.

Have you spotted the new Xbox 360 dashboard update, if so share the release time for you and the part of the world you’re in? We’d love to hear from PR readers when you see the new dashboard launch, so hit the comments with the details. The dashboard should look like the image seen below when it’s live on your system, although you can check system settings to see if you have the latest version.

This update shows that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is targeting much more than just games, and while this has been the case for a while the Fall 2012 dashboard update reflects this more than ever. You’ll find a number of web services and entertainment options put together, to make content much easier to find.

The image above also shows the well-known logo for Internet Explorer, which is a very noticeable addition to this update. With the web browser being integrated in this way it will be much easier to find content online, and the support of HTML5 videos is also welcomed greatly considering this is the so-called future of markup language. What do you love and hate about the new Xbox 360 dashboard, and is there anything missing from this update? If you’re hands-on then we’d love to know if you spot any problems or bugs, which you can share in the comments below.

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  • NatorDom

    I was one of the lucky ones (from the UK) and so far so good. the fact that you can now pin apps and games etc to the home tab is of great benefit. I have not tried Internet Explorer yet due to already having a laptop and therefore I haven’t needed to use it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carl.wood.545 Carl Wood

    I’m in UK and I dont have the update yet but my friend who lives about 5 miles away does. I console myself with the fact I have 20,000 more gamer points than him though :-)

    • rog09150520

      same here my mate lives 10 mins away he got it stright away in the uk but i still dont have it

  • TimothyKuke

    Uk I received the update yesterday about 12

  • lee

    i got it yesterday at 12.45 i think it is good

  • DavieSta

    i have not received the update , how ever my xbox continues to update games just not the dash ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=615955135 Admir Karalic

    Yesterday at 1h45 p.m. in Canada/Quebec. It’s kind of slow and a little bit laggy sometimes :S.

  • Clee3

    The explorer is pretty good, but I don’t think it supports videos and I was one miniclip and it doesn’t have flash for free online games. You can go on any site and its pretty quick and it looks nice with a few home page suggestions like twitter and Facebook. All in all it’s pretty good. I think I’m going to enjoy it!

  • richyo2012

    hi i dnt knw if any one has some advise on why this has happend but my old 20gb xbox has the update but my new 250gb slim one hasnt why is tis there in the same house same internet same live id but the slim one has been left behind tbh im not to bovtherd just seem a bit strange

  • kki

    i have 3 xboxes in my house my brother got the update yesterday but me and my sister are still waiting it sucks

  • Dan Cep

    I updated today, in Spain. Don’t really love it though. Kind of the same as Admir Karalic below.

  • http://www.facebook.com/douglas.irons.5 Douglas Irons

    why have i not got the update 4 the dashboard its fuking shite can someone give me some good news

  • John Turinup

    This actually looks kind of bad ass. But to much freaking white. They need to add a little color in there. It kinda blinds my eyes just looking at the screen lol. Still the fact that there adding Internet Explorer Shows there stealing the idea from Play Station. Because They’ve had IE since PS3 first came out –”

    • blett

      Duh ps3 is over with. XBOX is leap years ahead I must have missed that ie on ps

    • Legion

      Of course, because Sony were integrating browsers into their systems long before Microsoft.
      Douche.

      • Legion

        And also, PS3 doesn’t have IE, it has a browser. Wow. Really. They should really take the GUI away from computers to prevent this from happening.

        • Legion

          I’ve had the update for months as a Beta tester and I can assure you that the PS browser has nothing in XIE

        • spud

          so will your xbox (dashboard) still be able to update with future updates?

    • Rick

      Actually Wii had Opera before either had it when you would have figured logically xBox would have since MS is the developer of the biggest browser out there.

  • Rollasoc

    Checked mine at lunchtime, no update, so played Tony Hawks HD instead. Was almost late back to work! Doh!

  • blett

    Man I have had it for a while in Texas and if it doesn’t have second screen capability(smart glass) then I ain’t impressed yet

  • simon

    no update in southeast england but friends in same locality have confused but patient

  • madmanc

    No update here in manchester for me anyway yet randomly rebooting system since 5 am lmao !! soon thou i hope but still dont think it will be full worth the wait.. from what i`ve seen dashboard is going to be to cluttered and due to no flash support on IE pointless really my smartphone, pc and tablet give me all the net access i`ll ever need !!!!.. lets face it all its for is xmas sales and the release of win 8..

  • mardis1018

    I got an update this morning in Birmingham, Al, US. But no internet explorer. My dashboard looks like the pic above but the big center block is not IE but an advertisement instead.

    • jamieTHFC

      check ur apps

  • Flemgobber

    Here’s a weird one, I haven’t got the update yet (West Yorkshire UK) but my son who has his xbox just down the road who is on my family account does?!?!?!?!
    What gives!?!?!?!?!?

    • Rick

      SAME EXACT thing with me. I picked the kids up in the morning from their mom for school and my oldest asked me about it and I thought he was mistaken since I was actually on when it was supposed to hit. I cant find the dashboard files either because I was going to try and copy them. Though I did have luck copying the IE app. I really want to try out some of the new optionts. I do hope/wish they would put in a wallet option for passwords. Since on the TV apps, you have to keep putting in my verizon info which I put n never remember for the HBO app, the FOX app, etc. I put it in once for the Verizon app, that should be good enough.

    • Rick

      SAME EXACT thing with me. I picked the kids up in the morning from their mom for school and my oldest asked me about it and I thought he was mistaken since I was actually on when it was supposed to hit. I cant find the dashboard files either because I was going to try and copy them. Though I did have luck copying the IE app. I really want to try out some of the new optionts. I do hope/wish they would put in a wallet option for passwords. Since on the TV apps, you have to keep putting in my verizon info which I put n never remember for the HBO app, the FOX app, etc. I put it in once for the Verizon app, that should be good enough.

  • harleycat317

    I have two xbox’s in my house I live in north Texas. The one in the bedroom has done the new update, but the main one we use in the living room has not. Wonder what is up with that? Also my friend who live in San Angelo Texas, says she was playing borderlands when the update hit hers yesterday. To me it seems like there is alot more stuff. and the internet explorer thing is really neat, but the safe search on it eliminates alot of sites, and if you try to go to youtube, it tells you you need to download a flash player which it won’t allow you to do.

  • malac

    how do i update ?

  • Shadowofmemory

    my boyfriend and i live in canada, he’s got a slim xbox and his updated just now (2:36pm) while I have an elite and mine’s not updated yet. I love the new update but I’m a little sad that my system hasnt updated yet when both systems are hooked up in the same room :(

  • madmanc

    I still have no update 2 days now 4 days since release on the 16th ffs !! few friends have it here in manchester what a utterly stupid way to roll it out been loyal to xbox since its release 7 yr ago.. i know its not going to be worth the wait its the principle of it all (becoming a very mad manc lmao !! sort it mircosoft must have know it would cause issues rolling it out in tiny little bits i`d like to know how they`ve chosen who gets and who dose`nt ) was even offered the beta testing !!!!

  • unsolvedgoingson

    my friends have the update, yet i dont.. we live a few roads from each other.. what the heck?:S

  • unsolvedgoingson

    and also, they got old xboxs… mine is the 250gb s ….?

  • http://www.facebook.com/DougKokis Doug Kokis

    my son got the update on the 16th and I still cont have it and we’re in the same house

  • kirsty

    Hi I live in great yarmouth uk and my boyfriend who is in the same room has the update but my Xbox hasnt im pretty annoyed about it as the internet is good on the update

  • Scottishgod

    My son Xbox got the update about five days ago,but am still waiting on mine it’s crazy cos they both have the same IP address.why?

  • Rick

    Has anyone noticed tremendous in games during this update process. I thought it was my net and called them. Ran all the checks etc. and all is well in range. Then I figured it was the EA servers since it was while I was playing BF3. Tried COD and it was worse. Even though each company runs their own servers you still ultimately go through LIVE. I was curious if anyone else was experiencing lag/warp that is well above the norm?

  • Nutty Scouser

    im in the same house, the kids exbox got updated and mine has not…

  • IrrI

    Hi im at my friends house now and he has got it and i dont and im using the ie on the xbox to write this. i think its down to the console model he has the new xbox 320gb and it has ie and i got an xbox elite 250gb and its not updated.

  • hondarider250

    Im in eastern us and just downloaded it, its pretty much exactly like my phone (Nokia limia 900) but on my Xbox. But what’s the deal with it automatically downloading Netflix do I still have to get an account with Netflix??

  • Scott Bakker

    I’ve gotten my update, and I love the “System Video Player” under “My Video Apps”. I figured out how to have a 1TB USB drive formatted with FAT32, so I can fill it with videos and movies. Plug an empty drive (really empty, because it will all be lost), go to Storage Devices and format it to be an XBox 360 storage device. You will get a 32 GB storage drive for XBox stuff. But that same drive can be plugged into a PC with about 950GB free for movies (AVI, MP4, maybe others) that can be played with the “System Video Player”. Yay!!!