Xbox One update is coming on February 11th, but what’s in it?

Xbox One Home screen

Thanks to customers feedback Microsoft will be releasing a new Xbox One update this February 11th that not only fixes bugs and improves the console performance, but also the battery indicator makes a loud comeback to the dashboard. The company is also adding a way for users to manage the Xbox One’s hard drive space, and Microsoft is splitting My Games and My Apps into two lists, so you can manage your content much easily.

According to the company the February’s Xbox One update will deliver “lots of behind-the-scenes updates for developers building apps and games” and expect improvements on the “quality of Kinect voice so commands become more fluid and responsive”.

One highly requested feature coming to Xbox One is the ability for users to manage the storage space in the console, so now it’ll be really easy for users to control what should be in the 500GB hard drive and what shouldn’t. (As you remember when the game console first launched, Microsoft stated that the system will control the storage automatically and you’ll only get an alert when the space is running out, but after many user complaints the company is now listening changing this feature.) Also after installing the update you’ll be able to control your install lineup and manage your download queue.

The battery indicator returns and you’ll see it in the top-right corner of your home screen how much battery left is in your controller (I wonder if you’ll also be able to see the battery life of all the controllers connected to Xbox One — Probably just the primary one). Microsoft also says that you’ll be able to use your USB keyboard with your Xbox One.

Source Microsoft

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