Xbox 360 spring update rolling out this week and next

The Xbox 360 spring update is going live to some members this week before rolling out to everyone next week, but it only adds "behind the scenes improvements & prep for future enhancements."

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Barely making it in under the buzzer before we officially enter summertime, the Xbox 360 spring update is rolling out to users this week and next. A relatively small number of will get the update this week, presumably to make sure it doesn't resulting in exploding Xboxes before it releases to everyone else next week.

A pair of tweets from Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb (via Joystiq) announced the update, but don't expect it to make any noticeable changes. Hryb says this update simply adds "behind the scenes improvements & prep for future enhancements." In other words, it's paving the way for the inevitable fall update, which is likely when we'll see the addition of actual new features like SmartGlass.

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    June 13, 2012 9:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Xbox 360 spring update rolling out this week and next.

    The Xbox 360 spring update is going live to some members this week before rolling out to everyone next week, but it only adds "behind the scenes improvements & prep for future enhancements."

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      June 13, 2012 9:32 AM

      I guess they are hitting preview program participants from the past? I got it yesterday... didn't brick my Xbox either...

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      June 13, 2012 10:09 AM

      Might as well just call it the Summer update.

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        June 13, 2012 10:51 AM

        Why is that? It's not June 21st yet. It is spring still.

        /pedant mode off

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      June 13, 2012 11:20 AM

      Silly humans... there is no such thing as a season :)

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      June 13, 2012 2:35 PM

      Is the fall update going to remove the ugly? Because this current dash is the ugliest UI I've ever seen!!

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      June 13, 2012 2:44 PM

      Behind the scenes improvements like More Advertisements and More layers of menus to find stuff you want.

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        June 13, 2012 8:25 PM

        This is what I was going to say "but it only adds 'behind the scenes ads & prep for future ads.' "

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      June 13, 2012 3:05 PM

      They found more room for ad tiles, I suppose.

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      June 13, 2012 8:49 PM

      RABBLE RABBLE SNARKY SNARK