Xbox One Preview System Update Addresses Some Issues With Cortana and Messaging

Plus other housekeeping stuff, too.

Posted By | On 07th, Nov. 2016 Under News

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A new update for the Xbox One has been released in Preview, and this one seems to be fairly substantial, addressing a good number of long standing bugs and glitches in the console’s OS. To be fair, none of the issues that the update fixes are actually deal breakers. They were actually specific enough that most people probably never ran into most of them.

Which, in my books, makes it that much more commendable that Microsoft are trying to address them all. Among the issues that the system update resolves are issues with messaging when you have a low reputation, with the keyboard, and the introduction of Cortana to more regions.

You can check out the full list of updates for yourself below. If you are an Xbox Preview member, you should be able to download the update now.

OS version released: rs1_xbox_rel_1610.161103-1900
Available: 6:00PM PDT 11/5 (1:00AM GMT 6/11)

• Messaging
When a user attempts to send a message and cannot due to low reputation, that user will now see a dialog informing them of the reason they cannot send messages, and direct them to Xbox Support.

• Cortana
• Speech recognition for France, Italy, Germany, and Spain has been updated in this build to better recognize your voice commands. If you are located in one these locales, we encourage you to opt in to Cortana via the Cortana app in My games & apps. As you use Cortana we collect field data, allowing us to improve the Cortana experience for everyone.
• Groove Music should no longer crash when launched via Cortana.

• Narrator

Resolved an issue which caused OneGuide to crash if launched while Narrator is active.

• Virtual Keyboard
Resolved an issue which could sometimes cause the virtual keyboard to stop recognizing input.

• Settings

The Detailed Network Statistics page should no longer appear blank if Xbox Live is experiencing an outage at the same time.

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