Microsoft Removes Facebook and Twitter Apps from Xbox Live
Microsoft has removed Facebook and Twitter applications from the latest update of Xbox 360. The removal is designed to encourage Xbox users to use Internet Explorer 9 browser on the console.
Up to this moment, the giant software company still lists the apps as available at the Xbox Live page, but they are no longer listed in the Xbox marketplace. New users will not be able to access the apps on Xbox 360, but existing users who have downloaded and installed the apps can still run them.
Facebook and Twitter apps have been available on Xbox Live since 2009. However, the two apps could not work optimally because there was no browser available, which disenabled users to open links.
Starting yesterday, Tuesday October 23rd, Xbox 360 dashboard update will be rolled out to Xbox Live members. According to Xbox Life’s blog, Major Nelson, the updates of Xbox 360 will include:
New Xbox 360 update (Source: Larry Hryb)
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12 June 2013 / 13 June 2013