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Op Ed

The PA Report - Without iOS and Android support at launch, Microsoft’s Smartglass is as good as dead. Thanks nin.
On Friday, when the feature goes live, only Surface owners will be sure to have access to SmartGlass in the way it was intended, limiting the feature to a tiny amount of possible users. It’s not interesting enough to be a selling point for the new tablets, and by trying to keep the initiative locked into its own devices Microsoft is ensuring a lack of developer support. There may be gamers who own a 360, Kinect, Dance Central 3, and a Surface tablet, but not many of them.

7. Re: Op Ed Oct 25, 2012, 11:03 Beamer
Verno wrote on Oct 25, 2012, 11:00:
InBlack wrote on Oct 25, 2012, 10:39:
This might be a stupid question but what is Smartglass exactly?

Silly smartphone software for remote display/control, probably going nowhere as its totally dependent on Windows 8 phones selling in any volume and having a gaming audience.

Well, the way it works is that only Windows 8 devices can communicate with the TV, but the TV can communicate with anything, including iOS and Android.

The overall thought is that, if you're watching a movie on Netflix, the Smartglass can show you additional information. If you're playing a game it can show you the map (like the WiiU.) If you're watching sports it can show you stats.

The mistake is that, if I have my tablet out while watching something, I'm using the table to distract me from whatever is on the TV (or, more likely, using the TV as background noise.) I never have both out if I'm paying full attention to the TV. And I wouldn't want more information unless it was something I wanted to pay full attention to.
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  1. Oct 25, 10:31 Re: Op Ed Cutter
  2. Oct 25, 10:34  Re: Op Ed nin
  3. Oct 25, 10:39   Re: Op Ed InBlack
  4. Oct 25, 10:49    Re: Op Ed Beamer
  5. Oct 25, 10:54    Re: Op Ed nin
  11. Oct 25, 11:53     Re: Op Ed Cutter
  6. Oct 25, 11:00    Re: Op Ed Verno
>> 7. Oct 25, 11:03     Re: Op Ed Beamer
  8. Oct 25, 11:26    Re: Op Ed jdwohlever
  10. Oct 25, 11:44   Re: Op Ed Creston
  12. Oct 25, 12:52   Re: Op Ed Slashman
  13. Oct 25, 13:36    Re: Op Ed Cutter
  9. Oct 25, 11:33 Re: Op Ed Verno


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