You’ve heard the rumors for a few weeks, but the truth can now be told: There is a major Xbox 360 dashboard update coming in “about a week.” I have been playing around with it for a couple of days now, and it’s very nice. Background downloading, boot to the dash option, and Marketplace improvements are just a few of the new features and enhancements that are in this update. I can’t say exactly when it will be released (they’re still working on the exact release date/time) but I will discuss the dash update (with an interview) on my weekly blogcast (podcast) this Sunday. I will post more details about the release the moment I have a firm date/time. Until then, you can see a few screen shots and read more details over at Joystiq or Kotaku.