E3 Sneak Peek: Xbox Smart Glass
The Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) is just a few days away and Microsoft has given us a small glimpse at a new Xbox companion, Xbox Smart Glass. Xbox Smart Glass will be optimized for Windows tablets and phones to allow users to control their Xbox console, play videos and other media from their tablets and phones, and send videos to the Xbox to play on the television.
The app sounds similar to the Windows Phone Xbox Companion app but with a lot more gusto. Plus there's the Windows 8 tablet coming into play which is appealing in and of itself. Xbox Smart Glass will also be available for Android and iOS tablets and phones.
Microsoft will be demoing Smart Glass at E3 next week and hopefully will shed more light on the capabilities of Xbox Smart Glass. We'll be in attendance at E3 and hopefully we can shed more light on Xbox Smart Glass.
Source: Examiner (opens in new tab) Via: Engadget (opens in new tab); Thanks, everyone, for the tip!
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What I can see happen in the near future is more Xbox Live game integration on Windows Phones and Tablets.
FYI play Final Fantasy on your Xbox continue the game on your Phone or Work PC something like that.
Smart Glass is very similar to other types of tech designed to bring integration, i.e. "single pane of glass," etc.
I wouldn't count on this being the final name.