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An Unlikely Union: Microsoft SmartGlass for Android Review

Oct 29, 2012, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Nardi)

Despite some concerns and doubts from the community early on, Microsoft has finally released its SmartGlass application for Android. For those who aren’t acquainted with the technology, SmartGlass allows various PC and mobile operating systems to directly control the Microsoft Xbox 360 game console. Users are able to control most aspects of the Xbox interface (and select games) right from their device, reducing the need for the traditional controller or media remote.

The application is certainly not perfect, but does hint at an intriguing future where consumer devices will communicate with each other beyond the traditional barriers of manufacturer or operating system.

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