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Update, Tuesday evening: Here’s the latest from Microsoft:

The Xbox update is currently on its way to all 35 million Xbox LIVE members. Since we are releasing this significant update on a global scale, we ask for your patience as it may be a few hours before we update all the Xbox consoles connected to the Xbox LIVE service around the world. We apologize for today’s delay and hope that you will be thrilled with your new Xbox experience.

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Microsoft, which had planned to launch the overhauled Xbox Live dashboard this morning, just released a status update saying that the update is now scheduled to start in a few hours for some users, as the company works through unspecified “deployment issues.”

Here’s the full statement via a Microsoft representative.

“We apologize for the delay in launching the new Xbox 360 dashboard. We’re working through some deployment issues and within a few hours the first customers will begin to receive the update. Because customers in this first phase are not selected based on geography, we can’t specify which individual consoles will receive the update first. We share our customers’ excitement for the new dash and will provide an update as soon as possible.”

The Xbox Live update will add expanded TV programming, including live content; new third-party apps; integration of Microsoft’s Bing search technology; expanded Kinect navigation controls; and new social networking features.

Previously: Microsoft’s big Xbox Live update is “slightly delayed.”


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