It was announced on the Major Nelson Blog that the next system update for the Xbox 360 will be officially released on Tuesday, December 6.
In this update, free to all Xbox 360 console owners, you'll see:

  • New personal and social features including Cloud Storage for Game Saves and LIVE Profile
  • Beacons and Facebook Sharing
  • Enhanced Family Settings

In addition to all these great dashboard features, starting on December 6th and continuing on an ongoing basis through the holiday months, a wealth of new content will be coming to Xbox 360. New, customized application for internet videos will begin rolling out from more than 20 countries.

In the meantime, you can get an early sneak peek of the Beacons feature right now on Check out this article for a look at how Beacons work, and at other new features recently launched on