Update: Read Microsoft's e-mailed announcement in full, after the break.
Console owners around the world will feel like they have a new Xbox. The new dashboard is built from the ground up to take full advantage of voice control. Users will be able of effortlessly navigate through their favorite entertainment on Xbox 360 using voice or gestures with Kinect for Xbox 360*.
Speaking of entertainment, starting on Dec. 6 and continuing on an ongoing basis through the holiday months, a wealth of new content will be coming to Xbox 360. New, customized applications for televisions, movies, internet videos, sports and music will begin rolling out from world-leading providers in more than 20 countries.
Also, brand new personal and social features including Cloud Storage for Game Saves and LIVE Profile, Beacons and Facebook Sharing will launch with the Dec. 6 update, along with enhanced Family Settings.
From game lovers to movie buffs, to music junkies and sports fans, even more of your favorite entertainment content will come together on Xbox LIVE starting Dec. 6.
*Kinect voice and gesture controls available with select Xbox LIVE content, and may vary by feature.
Features and content vary by regions. See xbox.com/live.