Starting today, Microsoft will officially release a new software update to all Xbox 360 users that will include a big blue icon with an 'e' stamped on it. Yep, the Xbox 360 is finally getting Internet Explorer, a real browser for your TV.
We've been playing with the new 2012 Xbox 360 dashboard update for a few months now and to be completely honest, most people won't even notice a difference. There are more apps and there's the pretty awesome Xbox Music and a few other features thrown in but in terms of look and feel? It's nearly the same as last year's (don't call it) Metro design. Visually, the similarities between this year's Xbox 360 update and last year's dashboard is like how Windows Phone 8 looks nearly the same as Windows Phone 7 save for a few re-sized tiles. It's tweaking and massaging and honing a design concept that Microsoft so obviously believes in.