February Xbox One update will add hard drive management

When the Xbox One launched in November, many owners were not happy about the fact that the console did not offer a way to view and manage how much on-board storage was available on its 500GB hard drive. At the time, Microsoft said that storage management for the console was "automatic" and added, "By being smart about how storage is managed, Xbox One keeps everyone playing, watching, and sharing their entertainment content rather than worry about limitations."

Today, Microsoft does another 180 with the Xbox One by announcing that its next software update, due on February 11th, will finally add a way for owners to view and manage storage space on the console. In a post on the Xbox Wire site, its Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten states:

With this update, you will find it easy to find how much space your content takes up and better manage your content. You can also control your install lineup and more easily manage your download queue. We’ve separated My Games and My Apps into separate lists, so you can easily create separate queues for both. Now you can pick the order in which you want your content to load and we’ve added a boot progress indicator so you can better track updates while they load.

The update will also add a battery indicator to show owners how much power is left in their wireless controller and it will allow USB keyboards to be used on the console for the first time. Whitten also said there will be some backend improvements with this update for Xbox One app and game developers, along with upgrades for Kinect voice command use. More details about the Feb. 11 update will be revealed soon.

March 4th will also see the Xbox One get another software update, which will include "improvements to our party and multiplayer systems", according to Whitten. The update will be released one week before the launch of "Titanfall", the sci-fi shooter that is expected to be a huge hit for the console.

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