Points of the future? No, the Xbox SmartGlass game service
By: Евгений Бонд | 07.06.2012, 14:14
At the E3, Microsoft introduced smartXbox SmartGlass service points , designed to connect tablets, smartphones, computers and other devices with Xbox 360 consoles. It looks like this: the Xbox SmartGlass application is installed on devices running Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS and Android. After that, with the help of that application, you can output various information from the game console to the screen of the mobile device, without interrupting the usage of the console. For example, when viewing a football match via Xbox, a user can view in real time on the tablet data about players or during games use a tablet or smartphone as an additional screen for output, for example, maps of the terrain. This is very reminiscent of what the Japanese television showed with interactive television. Another feature of the service is the ability to manage the Internet Explorer 10 browser on the Xbox console and synchronize content between different devices. The plans include the sale of music through the Xbox with the help of cloud services. It is expected that the service will be launched before the end of 2012. PS I wonder why would suddenly such a name of the service. This looks like a frank mockery of Google with his glasses.