Microsoft is doing its fair share of teasers and appetizers for the Friday launch of its next-gen console. This time, the pre-release fever is coming in the form of its SmartGlass app that is now being made available on all supported mobile platforms, which happily includes Android.
Microsoft is getting ready to take on the streaming music giants like Spotify and Pandora by releasing an Xbox Music app for Android and iOS. And like the aforementioned services, Microsoft will eventually be charging a fee on mobile platforms for its otherwise free streaming service.
AndroidPolice, which is readily available on most platforms, including the PC, and knew it would be worth mentioning for you mobile gamers. For more details, pictures, and a quick video check it out below.
we reported that Microsoft's classic Age of Empires was headed to Android, and possibly a slew of other Microsoft Studio games as well. After the immediate excitement, we're now hearing conflicting reports that the rumor was just a "translation error" and we in fact won't be seeing more games hit Android.
OUYA game-console at $99 vs the Xbox 360 isn't really what we'd consider fair. They are two entirely different platforms operating at very different levels. However, with the new Xbox on the horizon today we found ourselves wondering if Android will soon be able to compete with the Xbox, if ever. And we'd love to hear your thoughts too.
Microsoft has announced the immediate availability of the Xbox SmartGlass app for the Kindle Fire. The app is available by way of the Amazon Appstore and brings compatibility for Android 4.0 or later. Basically, that is to say the Xbox SmartGlass is available for the newer model Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD. Unfortunately, this means those with a first-generation Kindle Fire will be left out as that model is still running a build based on Android 2.3.
Microsoft has updated the Xbox SmartGlass app for Android. And nicely done, this time the update brings full and proper support for tablets. This goes back to a previous update that was released back in 2012. That update added tablet support, but did so only for 7-inch tablets. As of today, the Xbox SmartGlass v1.5 update adds support for "Android tablets 7” and larger."
Microsoft today has unleashed their brand new and polished Xbox Live app for Android. About freaking time right? This is the full featured app we've been waiting for since January. Complete with game trailers and videos, achievement tracking, games played list and more. You can even message Xbox live friends right from the app. Check out our quick hands-on after the cut.