Think of Microsoft’s new “Smart Glass” technology as Apple AirPlay, but with added features. Simply put, “Smart Glass allows you to watch a video on your Xbox 360 and continue it on a phone or tablet (or vice versa), but it has a new feature that’s actually pretty new: added content; in the example Microsoft showed, you could be watching an episode of Game of Thrones and get a full map of the kingdom on your tablet.” Continue reading for the feed from E3 2012, more pictures, and additional information.
So, you can pinch to zoom, move the onscreen cursor and scroll to your heart’s content in Xbox’s new web browser using your tablet or phone. When will we be seeing SmartGlass in living rooms? Unfortunately, not until this fall.
E3 2012 Pictures
There’s also a web browser coming to the Xbox 360 thanks to Smart Glass, with the tablet or smartphone acting as a keyboard and navigation tool. That’s long been an option with set-top boxes like the Boxee Box and Google TV, but it’ll be interesting to see how Microsoft handles the mostly chaotic and difficult task of reproducing the web on a TV.