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Submitted by donnieboy 846d ago | rumor

Did Dell just confirm that all Windows 8 apps can run on Xbox One?

Microsoft has already hinted strongly that apps made for Windows 8 will be able to run on its upcoming Xbox One game console. However, the company has done nothing more than just hint at this kind of feature and has never talked about how app developers could get their creations published on the Xbox One. Now a pre-order page for the console on Dell's online store seems to confirm that Windows 8 apps will be able to run on the next-gen game machine. (Tech, Xbox, Xbox One)

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jwk94  +   846d ago
They showed this feature off a few months ago. It's just Miracast.
donnieboy  +   846d ago
Are you able to provide a link?
jwk94  +   846d ago | Helpful
justafan   846d ago | Spam
AngelicIceDiamond  +   846d ago
@JW Bubble+ for helpful and great link.
jwk94  +   846d ago
You're welcome Angelica. The whole conference is actually pretty interesting.
BattleAxe  +   845d ago
I'd rather buy a Dell XPS or Alienware from Dell's website.
UltimateMaster  +   845d ago
"Consider the game officially changed. With all your favorite Windows 8 apps able to be run on and synced to your Xbox One, now your phone, desktop, tablet and TV can all give you a unified web and entertainment experience."

Yeah, this is like Chrome-cast.
The Xbox One doesn't play Windows apps native, you need a windows phone in order to make it work.
AKA, you need to buy a windows phone for that to work.

Any one else here feel like they wouldn't want to use a console for Word?

Google's Chrome Cast is just 35$ and does just that, no need to buy an expensive phone just to be able to sync it with your Xbox One.
jwk94  +   845d ago
Chromecast has its limitations, though. If you're already a Windows Phone user, this is a fantastic feature.
-SIXAXIS-  +   845d ago
@jwk94: That's a pretty big "if". Chromecast works for most people already (it works with Android or Chrome on computer).
AngelicIceDiamond  +   846d ago
A potential game changer here.

EDIT: MS already stated the X1 can be used for personal buissness. Not only did MS stated this but they showcased it at the build 2013 via JW link.
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pedrof93  +   846d ago
So according to you a business man will buy a xbox One instead of a normal laptop ?

Its those apps that eat 10% of Xbone gpu.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   846d ago | Well said
@Pedro ummm did I say I was a buissness man?

No I didn't i simply said "the X1 can be used for personal buissness."

Or Sony fans can disagree with facts. Whatever calms the fanboy storm in your heads.

Btw Pedro you can deny it. You can "If's" "and's" and "buts" all you want but your a run of the mill Sony fanboy, in case you didn't know already.
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Rainstorm81  +   845d ago
People like you are the reason fanboy run rampant because you guys intentionally rile them up.

No one brought up Sony but because he doesn't see a business man buying a X1 for businedd he's a fanboy?

How about providing a better example like a student doing school/college work on the X1.

If someone disagrees with any part of MS they are a that logic someone that agrees with every part of the X1 is clone/drone/bot....... makes no sense right?
Army_of_Darkness  +   845d ago
I dont think anyone professional would ever use or ever say that they use a video game console for their business practices lol!
SilentNegotiator  +   845d ago

ummm where did pedro say that you said that you were a businessman?

"No I didn't i simply said "the X1 can be used for personal buissness.""

No you said "MS already stated the X1 can be used for personal buissness" and Microsoft made a big fuss about it being used for an actual business environment.
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hazardman  +   845d ago
Yes they based on the fact that all xbox ones are servers due to the cloud. I remember reading about awhile back one this very site cant remember article tho. Hopefully someone else read aswell.
Ritsujun  +   845d ago
The clown of the day goes to AD.
ATi_Elite  +   846d ago
I would hope so seeing how the XB1 OS is based off of Windows 8.

Would be really silly if it DID NOT run Win8 apps.

Eeeeww Dell, YUCK! I gotta go sanitize my hands.

I vomit every time I read the words Dell
CRAIG667  +   846d ago
It amazes me that people still buy Dell, overpriced rubbish, I challenge anybody to show me a Dell PC I cant build for two thirds of the price maximum...

I have family members who will only buy Dell and Apple products... wake up! It really annoys me, if you really dislike your hard earned money that much, give it to me instead, I will do something good with it.
nukeitall  +   845d ago
Dell for Enterprise is still among the best in terms of reliability and maintenance.

Open your eyes, not everyone has the time or care to build their computer. Some just want work done!
n4rc  +   845d ago
we used dell for all work stations at my last place.. had zero issues with them for the 2 years we had them (then i left).

they are well put together... and yeah we could buy the components and technically build them cheaper.. but whats your time worth?

building 100 workstations after sourcing the parts would have made them much more expensive..
MCTJim  +   845d ago
As a couple of people commented below, there are 2 side of Dell. The homeowner side of dell and the business/enterprise. I cannot stand dealing with the homeowner side. As for the business or enterprise side...the customer service is fantastic and their products are top notch. Keep in mind that they are 2 different animals and workstations are not home computers for gaming and such.
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SilentNegotiator  +   845d ago
I've never used Dell in an office environment, so I don't know about how reliable they are there, but I do know that their consumer-level computers are garbage.
PsylentKiller  +   845d ago
What happens when you type it? DELL. DELL. DELL. Lol. Jk.
How does Gateway make you feel?
Kleptic  +   845d ago
My new office has nothing but Dell workstations, but with Asus guess is that has something to do with Asus's new product replacement guarantee where they promise an identical monitor X years away...even if that product is no longer offered (so you don't have misc different monitors after a couple fail...which always happens)...

so at least from my perspective...Dell still has it alright with business environments...though i totally agree, their consumer stuff is a bad joke...

Lenovo is also pretty popular, my old business had just replaced my floor with lenovo equipment before i got the offer for my current job...make sense, as they sort of absorbed part of IBM, right?...when i got out of college 6 years ago, i went through 5 different internships/co-ops, etc in like 10 months...and never once stepped in an IT office that was anything but IBM workstations...and cisco networking equipment...

no idea how it really works...i don't really follow the business side of it may be completely different...
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H0RSE  +   845d ago
They do make nice IPS monitors though, both for professional use and gaming.
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Gamer666  +   846d ago
I'm not sure this is the same thing... In the Dell page they are saying X1 can run and sync Win8 apps. Miracast is really just a projection technology (Projecting your PC thru an X1, onto the TV).

We will see.
Rockstar  +   845d ago
Yeah, I'm guessing it'll do more than Miracast because I can do that now on my TV without an XBone
Kryptonite42O  +   845d ago
thanks for the helpful info..
this would be the first time that Im glad my laptop runs windows 8
sickamore  +   845d ago
If this is true this is a big fail from MS since all there OS for PC where subject to vulnerability and hacks which means hackers will have a field day with the XONE.
General Pinky  +   845d ago
C'mon now... There is no vulnerability or hacks as you say on the Windows Store since Microsoft has full control on what apps go through.

And plz next time do some research on Windows 8 RT before you comment.

Shake_Zula  +   845d ago
@Pinky: Not necessarily... MS Store runs off of proxies that determine what region you are in. If you create a man in the middle, you'll still be obligated to download the prescribed apps, but it isn't hard to insert code to do whatever you want. MS's solution is likely to have everything run in a sandbox VM environment within the X1. Either way, it's using Hyper-V which is a big vulnerability. PS4 is also a hacker's delight being linux-based and all.

We'll see how it plays out.
Bigpappy  +   845d ago
Now Poor Dell is under attack.

The busies use M$ was referring to, was video conferencing, using Skype. It was not about running a business on Xbox.

The windows 8 app thing would be huge if true. They are touch friendly, so they should adapt to Kinect's gestures rather easily. I will wait and see what M$ does with this before going any further.
Ps4Console  +   845d ago
I don't need apps I have them on my tablet device on my console I just want a games machine & maybe Netflix but that is it .
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H0RSE  +   845d ago
It isn't really about what you do or don't want, it's about the technology being available and the potential/capabilities that it brings. All too often I see things announced, and people chiming in trying to downplay them with responses like, "why would anyone want that?" or "I don't need that," or my favorite game related one, "real gamers don't want that." All these people are completely missing the point.

Two strong examples in the gaming community that fall under this scrutiny are Xbox One's TV integration and the Kinect.
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Soldierone  +   845d ago
So its basically just a step up from what Google has been doing with Chrome?

Was hoping to get like Photoshop on my TV, that'd be sweet. I'd honestly buy a tablet and a Xbox just to draw on the tablet then look up at the TV to see it in a different window.
H0RSE  +   845d ago
If you want PS on your TV, just run an HDMI cable from your video card to your TV. I just got done downloading Pacific Rim on my PC and watching it on my TV in this exact way.
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timotim  +   845d ago
You can do that right now with the Surface Pro tablets. Use HDMI out and it will display what your TV is displaying.
xtremeimport  +   845d ago
I honestly think it would be neat if Sony did this kind of thing too. Partner with Google and have the Playstore accessible on Vita and Ps3/4.

I think it would help the Vita a lot in terms of apps and games and you wouldnt have to worry about making them compatible. Ps3/4 would be a bit more of a challenge im sure, but if it was popular i dont doubt devs adding controller features to their games.

It just seems like a quick way to expand your user base and make it more of an interest. Use Chrome as the ps4 browser too!
Eonjay  +   846d ago
This is very interesting if it turns out to be true. The Xbox One is, after all sporting a system specific version of Windows 8. Someone could, hypothetically, use the Xbox as their PC and console. I do question whether apps would still run better on a dedicated PC though. Most people are expecting that most of the systems resources will be dedicated to games.
timotim  +   846d ago
If this were true it would only be for the Metro apps, not desktop programs. X1 is plenty powerful enough to run any Metro app with ease. Then the only problem you run into is how does one control these Metro app? Well, if true, one could use the X1 gamepad (much how browsing the internet works on Xbox 360 now) to do so, and/or Kinect. I would assume SmartGlass could be used as well, again, just like browsing the web on the 360 today.
nukeitall  +   845d ago
MS hinted towards keyboard and maybe mouse use in the future.

Who knows, this might just be their pretty living room PC, not just a media box.
no_more_trolling  +   845d ago
or you could use smartglass with your phone as both kb and mouse :P
WeAreLegion  +   846d ago
Why wouldn't they tout this as a feature? I'm sure they'll give it full support in the future, if they do enable it.

I'd like to see more stuff on the Windows 8 store, myself. So, maybe this will help developer support.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   846d ago

"Why wouldn't they tout this as a feature?"

Because MS would get ridiculed for not talking about the X1 as a games console.

Remember there disastrous reveal with all entertainment talk and barely any games.

Its safer for MS to talk strictly games at the moment and none gaming later.
Rainstorm81  +   845d ago
This is a better feature than Kinect IMO
Hicken  +   845d ago
At this point, what does it matter?
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imXify  +   846d ago
Apps like Word and Powerpoint could be cool. 12yo kids will work on their homeworks instead of playing CoD :P
donnieboy  +   846d ago
Ha ha!
Ducky  +   846d ago
Throw in achievements and we're set.
fpshooter2  +   846d ago
This would be really cool if MS makes it happen. Trying wrap my head around how great it would be to have a ton of apps on your console.
NeoTribe  +   845d ago
We have apps on everything. Not sure why this would blow your mind. The apps will be heavily restricted considering microsofta insane policies. Dont expect much.
Scatpants  +   846d ago
Why they don't just have the xbox one just come with Microsoft Office preinstalled is beyond me. Talk about added value.
Dlacy13g  +   846d ago
Office 365 is their new Office product and its a cloud based subscription service now versus being a paid for one time product. No need to preload. ...just have it in the store front.
iamnsuperman  +   845d ago
Because it is a waste of space for the majority of people. The problem is no one will by a One just use word and a few would use it in passing. This is due to the restrictions because it isn't a computer (so there is no ease of use as it requires more on top of an expensive product. I.e cheaper to get a PC with word which is why Microsoft go ridiculed a month or so ago going after the business crowd with the one).

It is more efficient to sell it as an app (which is what they need to do) for those few people who would use it which the could get a good profit (low cost being put into it)
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HighResHero  +   845d ago
Would be neat to see if they consider a fully functional program/application like MS Office an "app" now. It would be smart of them to allow people to use light "apps" or programs either way.
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Edward75  +   846d ago
This is a very nice ADDED, or extra feature. There really can be no negative to this.
AceBlazer13  +   846d ago
no lie, that's pretty cool. soon consoles are gonna be basically pcs
Pandamobile  +   845d ago
They're already low-function PCs. The period of assimilation grows near.
HighResHero  +   845d ago
Yes and now some people are starting to call fully functional programs (like photoshop etc.) "apps" and internet "apps" "programs".
The idiocracy draws nearer.
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Braid  +   845d ago
That would be a great feature indeed, but I've been using Windows 8 since consumer preview and I don't really think there's a single app that I constantly use on the Metro interface, as I usually choose the better desktop versions instead and the classic desktop UI for internet browsing. The only app I liked using on Metro was Skype, and it lacked some serious features (just like other Metro apps when compared to their desktop counterparts) such as the option to sign out of your accout.

I think using customized, exclusively tailored Xbox One apps would be a better way to go rather than using apps that are designed to be used on Windows 8 PCs, tablets or phones, as universal apps don't usually use the full potential of a spesific hardware but are designed to work with all kinds of machines that use the same architecture, which usually results in some optimization/stability problems and lack of hardware spesific features that could be benefited from otherwise.

You never know, but I'd rather have a different library of apps using all the features the console has to offer under a seperate store only accessible with an Xbox One.
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clewis94  +   845d ago
Its pretty much guaranteed this wont work with standard applications. Different apps use different ways to interact with it, touchscreen games wont work, apps that use the keyboard wont work etc.

Will they add an SDK to allow devs to make apps work on Xbox One? hopefully.
donnieboy  +   845d ago
Probably they will add this in the SDK...but your forgetting smartglass. This could be the most fundamental way to interact with it.
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thehitman  +   845d ago
The XB1 architecture is built around applications and not games so this wouldnt surprise me at all.
Smoey  +   845d ago
XB1 should have put Office on all consoles - Student market would have snapped that up.
Deathdeliverer  +   845d ago
I can't see this being used by the majority of people but its welcome all the same. If it had Office or Word on there it would have me more interested. As for now I am in the "Hopefully I'm pleasantly surprised" category. Will this be available at launch? I could try it then.
the worst  +   845d ago
blue screen of death is waiting
TristanPR77  +   845d ago
If I want to use apps then I will use my smartphone or tablet to use then, apple and Android have the bests apps. When I want to open play video games I will use my console for that.
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Are_The_MaDNess  +   845d ago
its miracast. the steambox will use it aswell.
nvidia is working on it with the new drivers aswell.
nothing big IMO. tho it will be the future
MajorGecko  +   845d ago
im not a big fan of microsoft but i like how you can use youtube on your phone on xbox 360 to control the youtube on your tv and its seemless no issues at all so lets hope xbox one has really nice apps to use and interact with other devices
Pancit_Canton  +   845d ago
MS needs to get the F up out of gaming industry and do their TV and sport bull **** somewhere else.
LogicStomper  +   845d ago
Care to explain why this is a bad thing and why Microsoft should get out of the gaming industry because of this additional feature?
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Izzy408  +   845d ago
you mad, bro?
miacosa  +   845d ago
No, they did not. What was demonstrated was that some programs in this case video that someone controlling on a desktop can be streaming the output on a Xbox One. This is similar to how the Chromecast can have a cast of a tab displayed on a TV. Kinda cool to have the option for those need it., however, if this is hidden behind the Xbox Gold service that's a shame.
SKYVVLKR  +   845d ago
All 6 of them.
optimus  +   845d ago
This doesn't excite me since i barely use apps on my gaming console to begin with, but i can see it as an incentive for others that may use them.
Klad  +   845d ago
I don't see why anyone is surprised by this. Microsoft made Windows 8 & they made the Xbox One!
busytoad  +   845d ago
Lol microsoft. Zune=Fail, Microsofts surface tablet=fail,kinect=fail,window s 8 fail. For apps to a real app person it goes Android>Ios>microshyt.
KingDadXVI  +   844d ago
This is a great feature and for the naysayers you need to realize that there are hundreds of millions of windows users out there and eventually they will be on windows 8.1.
Mikelarry  +   843d ago
this has been denied by ms

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