Windows Central Podcast 65: Andromeda OS

We're back with another exciting episode of the Window Central Podcast. This week, Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk Microsoft's Andromeda OS efforts, new Insider builds, the Windows Store being rebranded and a whole lot more.

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Zac Bowden
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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

  • Time to rebrand Windows Central to "Microsoft Central" since you will be covering more than Windows ;-)
  • Listened to the podcast today.  Definitely agree with Dan that Microsoft needs a remote with voice control.  Heck, even Xfinity advertises their system with a voice remote; if you're behind Xfinity/Comcast, you're really in trouble.  From the discussion, it sounded like one issue might be that with the current setup they'd have to create a voice remote that acts like a game controller as far as the Xbox is concerned, and that would lead to rapid battery drain being always on or needing to "boot" the remote after a period of inactivity. If so, aren't Microsoft supposed to be introducting support for new wireless (no dongle) headsets that connect via the Xbox wireless tech this fall?  Maybe that sort of support would make a non-IR voice remote more practical.
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