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New Xbox 360 system update arrives July 19, changes and wishlist

If you have turned on your Xbox 360 today you may have noticed that once connected to Xbox Live a new update was forced upon your console, we now know exactly what this mandatory system update consists off, but don’t get too excited as there is nothing interesting to tell you about.

Larry Hryb aka MajorNelson recently posted details regarding this update on his website, here he confirmed that no new features would be available post update, in fact all this update does is prepare your console for a more substantial update which is coming to Xbox 360 later this year, perhaps this will bring some of the neat features which were showcased at E3 2011 last month.

You can watch a video which runs through all of the Xbox related E3 2011 announcements here, lots of innovative new features are coming to Xbox Live and the Xbox 360 such as Bing powered voice search, also UFC events will soon be watchable via your console and you will soon have access to YouTube, we are sure that this recent system update has a lot to do with these upcoming features.

Because of the nature of the update we very much doubt that it will cause any problems to consoles, however if you installed the update and discovered an issue we would love you to tell us about it in the comments section below, we done some searching around and by the looks of things most people installed the update successfully.

If the update has not hit your console yet do not worry, sometimes such updates take a while to populate certain regions, therefore it may be late today, early tomorrow before your receive it. If you are still waiting for the update, or you are disappointed by the lack of exciting changes this update brings why not get inventive in the comments section below by stating what new features / enhancements future updates could bring to the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live to improve things, below we have came up with an ideas which we think could become popular.

Previously we have seen Facebook and Twitter hit Xbox Live, therefore we think it would be great if some sort of Google+ software was intigrated into Xbox Live, perhaps it could automatically put friends into an Xbox Live circle and share in-game experiences with them, for example: “JamieP2006 (my gamertag) just scored a 40 yard free kick whilst playing FIFA 11”, “JamieP2006 just dominated a game of free for all on Black Ops with a 32 kills, 6 deaths and 4 assists”. What do you think of our idea?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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