Microsoft delays February Xbox One update

Microsoft was expected to push out an update for the Xbox One today but it looks like a last minute hiccup has caused a small delay in the release. Major Nelson posted on Twitter that the Xbox One system update will ship this week but it will not be going out today.

The update will make it easier for users to manage the storage on their device, manage the download queue and a battery indicator will be added too.

Even though the update has been delayed, only by a few days at most, it’s better to see the update get held back than to be released and brick consoles. Seeing that it is only being pushed back a small amount of time, the last minute issue, whatever it may be, surely can’t be that serious otherwise the delay would have been likely postponed indefinitely.

When Microsoft firms up the timeline for the release later this week, we will let you know when you can expect the download to arrive on your console.

Source: Major Nelson | Thanks for the tip EvilAstroboy

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RommelS said,
I received an update for Blu-ray player and Xbox Videos last night.

Hmm, I wonder if that's recent. I had updates to music and blu-ray late last week. I don't remember anything for video though... Now I'm eager to get home and check

MS might be staggering the updates because I've used my BD player a few times last week, and I didn't get it until last night.

Showan said,
When Microsoft does updates, they are generally good... But man are they slow at delivering them...

It's only delayed for a few days. This would be their second software update already. The products is out for? 2-3 months? And next month another big update. I think they're going pretty fast with the development of the Xbox One

Jarrichvdv said,

It's only delayed for a few days. This would be their second software update already. The products is out for? 2-3 months? And next month another big update. I think they're going pretty fast with the development of the Xbox One

I meant Microsoft as a Whole...

@Showan. And I still disagree with your comment. I've received multiple updates to Office in the one year I've subscribed to it. I've received two updates in one year to my Windows Phone, and one major update to Win8 since it was released about 15 months ago. Xbox One has been out all of two-three months and I've received two updates, the major update upon initial boot, and started getting app updates last night.

From that perspective, it's really difficult to see how anyone can characterize Microsoft as being slow to update a product.

Showan said,
When Microsoft does updates, they are generally good... But man are they slow at delivering them...

One is the result of the other. You don't want them changing that.

Actually, when you have a delay at the last minute like that, it means there's a bug that was found last minute. These things are signed off on a couple weeks in advance. Then they go through bug verification. I'm sensing that there was a bug that was supposed to be fixed but wasn't or another bug was found when verifying a certain fix.

Well, I'd prefer a solid update than one with bugs... I can wait. I'm just happy to see Microsoft working so agressively to update the console...

froggyliver said,
My Xbox One is in storage while the basement is under construction.... I miss my Xbox!

Why don't you move it upstairs so you could play for awhile until the basement is finished? That's what I do.

Because my wife and kids watch their shows upstairs. Can't play my Xbox there. Its OK though.... setting up a theater like room in the basement for me!

I understand.. I would love a theater room but no basement... oh well.. you lucky dog! But at least I have a 50" TV in my office.

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