Wii gets an update

If you weren’t on the internet yesterday, you would have missed the news about the Wii getting an update.
Channels:

  • Digital Clock added to the Wii Menu right under the channel bar
  • Forecast Channel now displays the current condition directly in the Wii Menu in the Forecast Channel box
  • News Channel can now show 2 scrolling headlines at a time in the Wii Menu and 3 when you click on the button
  • “Today’s Accomplishments” message as a white message
  • Address Book entries can now be shifted around using A+B to empty spaces
  • Calendar in Message Board no longer shows “Today’s Accomplishment”
  • Different sound for Scrolling messages in the Message Board now uses

Wii Shop Channel

  • New Welcome screen with 4 Recommended Titles and the points they cost
  • The title bar can be clicked on to bring up a list of 20 recommended games.
  • Titles You’ve Downloaded was moved to the main shop menu
  • Popular Titles (2 pages of 10)
  • Search for a title which can use partial names
  • Search by Category
  • Systems
  • Publishers
  • Genre

Settings
Warning added for pre-system update:

“IMPORTANT: If you do not want to accept this upgrade, you can shut down your Wii console and cancel the upgrade by holding down the Power Button for four (4) seconds. If your Wii console has an unauthorized technical modification, this upgrade could cause inoperability of your console.”

Also, it seems some USB keyboard support was added, which might possibly mean a Wii keyboard? Nintendo are full of hidden patents it seems and I wouldn’t be too surprised if one was released.

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