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Xbox One system update to add storage management, controller battery monitor next week

Wednesday, 5th February 2014 14:17 GMT By Phil Owen

The Xbox One operating system had some peculiar quirks out of the box, and a system update that will propagate on February 11 will fix some of them.

In particular, it will allow users to see how much storage space they’re using on the console’s internal hard drive. It will also introduce a battery indicator for the controller, and compatibility with USB keyboards. Screenshot of the build below:

xbox one dashboard update

On March 4 an additional system update will revamp the console’s party system in preparation for the launch of Titanfall later that month.

“This is the first of many announcements and sneak peeks at features in the system updates. We’ve been carefully listening to your feedback and look forward to delivering many new features that will make Xbox One even better,” said Microsoft. “We’re just getting started and can’t wait to share more information in the coming weeks.”

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6 Comments

  1. mistermogul

    “it will allow users to see how much storage space they’re using on the console’s internal hard drive. It will also introduce a battery indicator”

    Wow I can’t believe those 2 things are not already available!

    #1 8 months ago
  2. mistermogul

    Also VG247 why don’t we have a friggin edit button anymore?

    The freaking world is taking steps backwards here!

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Ekona

    A welcome addition, but it really should’ve been there from launch.

    Much like an edit button. And having the reply box below the comments ;)

    #3 8 months ago
  4. dkpunk

    Dammit Microsoft, always fixing things people complain about. Why can’t you be more like Sony?

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Doppleganger

    I won’t be happy until I see proper DLNA support. Poor excuse of a media all in one console if you ask me.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. boiled lobster

    Unless you are able to manage the data on it, a HDD indicator is pretty much useless.

    There is merit in a battery indicator though. I hope it is some sort of battery icon that appears onscreen like an achievement — infrequent, yet informative without being annoying. The blinking light on an Xbox 360 controller was annoying as f—.

    #6 8 months ago

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