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Microsoft offers a practical look at the Xbox SmartGlass experience

Microsoft offers a practical look at the Xbox SmartGlass experience
SmartGlass was announced by Microsoft during their keynote this past summer at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) with an open ended release date of “this fall.” We are hoping that we will be seeing a lot more about this nifty set up at the Windows 8 announcement this week, and at the Windows Phone 8 release next week.

In the video below, we see a Samsugn ATIV S and a Windows 8 tablet in action interacting with the Xbox 360 and each other in sharing an internet browsing experience and media as well.

Microsoft offers a practical look at the Xbox SmartGlass experience
Many of the features may seem familiar overall, but the integration with the SmartGlass app is pretty smooth. Microsoft’s products appear ready to deliver with SmartGlass, which is a unified and seamless experience across platforms which allow us to control media and content across all our devices with no headaches. Based on the video presentation below, if it lives up to this billing, then it is safe to say this is a winner all-around. This is different from the Nintendo Wii U which serves as a controller.

This also positions the Xbox to be more than the pure-power-gaming machine that it already is. This extends the “reach” of Xbox and opens a whole new audience for it as it becomes a service rather than a gaming console that can also play DVDs. Another cool features is that it looks like SmartGlass itself will also run across other platforms to connect your Xbox to them, Android and iOS.

As to when we will know more, we might see a bit of this in action at the Windows 8 event, and certainly learn more about it at the Windows Phone 8 event since SmartGlass is an integral part of the experience that Microsoft will want to convey to give their new mobile OS a big boost. We will be at the Windows Phone 8 event covering all the details.

source: wpcentral

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posted on 23 Oct 2012, 03:53 2

1. Cyan3boN (Posts: 446; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

Microsoft and Google= Innovation

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 04:06

2. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Wow! Great Smart Glass! Too bad it probably won't work on my old zune and windows phone. I wonder if microsoft will bring in support for a windows 8 pc as well, so I can try it on my xbox.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 04:22

3. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

if im not mistaken win8 has a smartglass app already there. at least i read that in an article somewhere.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 04:52

4. wp8forever (unregistered)

I can wait to see what troll need to say about this, troll I'm telling you w8 plus wp8 are not playing games remember this things are like songs that u hear in the radio you might now like it at first if u are a hater but after a 1.5 billion dollar advertisements you will, so get your surface and your lumia 920 and welcome to the future lol.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 05:21

5. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

What Samsung got to do with it its available on all the windows tabs

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 06:19

6. GOOFY129461 (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)

is this for windows phones only or will it work with android or ios also??????

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 10:45

9. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

This is exclusive for windows phone for now.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 02:16

10. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

No it's not. Android and iOS should be out VERY soon, like next week soon.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 08:02

7. weedl (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

what i want is is a virtuyal reality world , not just a game on tv give me something like that ..

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 08:22

8. SleepingOz (unregistered)

The Ativ is sexy!

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