Monthly Archives: June 2012

XBOX Releasing New Generation of Tablets

Microsoft is set to unveil their latest innovation in hand held entertainment technology with their ‘Xbox Smart Glass’ at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) for 2012. Mobile devices and hand held systems have become more and more popular in recent years as smart phones and Blueberries have been dominating sales and customers are demanding more convenience with their personal technology. The gaming platform Wii set the tone for the environment just a few months ago with their U controller but Microsoft is looking to expand even further to allow multiple apps across numerous media. The smart glass is already rumored to not only let users access the information on their own Xbox 360 systems but also connect to staple applications such as the music stream program Zune and the movie streaming app Netflix. On top of this, the smart glass will also be able to cross platform with other operating systems such as Android, iOS, and Windows.

The move towards a mobile gadget is quite a surprise to many fans coming from Xbox. In recent years Microsoft has been viewed by many gamers and tech enthusiasts as more of a follower rather than a leader when it comes to technological advances (which actually has a grain of truth to it as they are indeed following the footsteps of the Wii in this regard). However, it appears that this technology is moving forward at a very fast pace as Microsoft filed their trademark for the term ‘smart glass’