Xbox SmartGlass launches this week, but you probably won’t notice

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Microsoft confirmed yesterday evening that the final form of Xbox SmartGlass will be available on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and various Windows RT tablets starting on October 26. SmartGlass will allow you control various applications such as Xbox Music, Internet Explorer and NBA Game Time from your mobile device. Some games will also provide second screen support through Xbox SmartGlass. It’s just too bad the majority of mobile device users won’t experience this functionality at launch.

When SmartGlass fully launches, it won’t be available for iOS or Android devices. According to Pocket-lint, SmartGlass apps for iOS and Android are expected to arrive in early 2013. So if you want to experience everything SmartGlass has to offer as soon as possible, you’ll need to have a Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Since Windows Phone is firmly in third place behind iOS and Android, that means the majority of smartphone users will be SmartGlass-less for some time.

Read [Major Nelson]

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