2007 Nov 19, 3:47
I really appreciate that the first gen Zune's get the new Zune's
firmware and software
. I like the updated Zune software personally because its faster and simpler, has better podcast support, and the whole social thing has is on their website now. So, I guess
I like the software because it has new features that should have been there in the first place.
The social thing is like a Zune social network. It uses your Xbox Live friends to seed your Zune friends list, lets you do the expected social network stuff, lets you preview songs, and unlike first
gen Zunes which required face to face time with other Zune owners, allows you to send songs to people. It also lets you display your recently played tracks and your favorite tracks, similar to what
has, via a Zune Card
. I like the Zune Card from a technical perspective because it
Zune Card view
, written in flash from the User Card data
which is in XML. I hope
they intend to keep the XML available via this UserCard Service because I think there's potential to easily do cool things.