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Preview: Xbox Smartglass for Android (Hands-On Video)

Joel Taveras writes, "Earlier this year during the Xbox E3 press conference, Microsoft unveiled Smartglass; an intuitive new interface for Xbox owners to interact with their 360s. Much of what was shown, at the time, was conceptual since many of the kinks still had to be ironed out. But a lot of time has passed since then, and now Xbox owners who have an android device (running 4.0 or higher) can download “Xbox Smartglass” from the Google Play store.

Interested to see how it works? Take a look at the video preview below."

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greenpowerz1870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

I freakin cheap solution for web browsing in the family room on big screen.

I can see this being the only way to do social media in a year or two. So much potential my brain feels overwhelmed trying to guess the future of this tech on xbox hardware and software products(waiting for xbox music updates)

nukeitall1869d ago

Pretty cool. Best browser on console so far and it is IE!

What the heck!?

The smoothness he mentions is because a typical local network (in the home) as roughly 1-2 ms lag which is well below a frame in 60fps that everyone screams is sooo smooth.

SlavisH21870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

looks like the ps3/vita 360/smartglass are already doing touch screen before the wii u is even out! so does that mean wii u copied them, DAMN!!

Ghost_of_Tsushima1870d ago (Edited 1870d ago )

Yea it's doing what the Wii U does except... The Wii u has a dedicated touch screen with buttons, dual joysticks, and 100% everyone that buys the Wii U has the same experience. Some people want have Smart Glass because you have to have a compatible device which even today some people don't have that.

Either way i like both.

nukeitall1869d ago

Not everybody will have access to a SmartGlass compatible device, but there are a damn lot of them that do.

It wouldn't surprise me if the percentage hovers around 99% (except for children) that has a compatible device. Let's face it, if you buy consoles you likely own a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Heck, SmartGlass works on desktop computers too!

There are advantages to it too, as in cross device availability that Wii U doesn't have. So there are pros and cons too.

Matt06111870d ago

Kinda disappointing that the Nexus 7 isn't supported.

cliffyboy211869d ago

lol how is that killing the ps3? i didnt even see no gameplay or nothing immpresive all i saw was a smartphone used as a remote, thats what smart tv's are for. with the vita you can take it anywhere and control your ps3 away from home and play games from it and its free!! lol

andibandit1869d ago

yeah if you're willing to shell out 300$, all i need to do here is download an app for my phone......

secondly your attempt to compare this to a smart TV is just the dumbest thing i've ever seen.

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