Rumor: Xbox Live Dashboard update includes web browser, coming in October

A source inside Microsoft has informed Warp Zoned that this Fall’s Xbox Live Dashboard update will be available starting in October. OK, that’s nice, October is a more accurate release date than “this fall.” But our source also revealed that, in addition to a new Windows 8-inspired user interface and a variety of Kinect control enhancements, the update will include web browsing through an Internet Explorer app. Internet Explorer on the Xbox 360, along with the new Bing Search, is apparently “very cool” according to our source.

Microsoft has announced a boatload of new features for their fall update, but Internet browsing has not been one of them so far. Sadly, further clarification was not offered, so it’s possible our source is mistaken. But with the PlayStation 3 and Wii both offering a web browser, this seems like a no-brainer for Microsoft.

We’ll keep you posted.

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