Apparently, the people behind the open source XBMC media center app, want to make XBMC for Android the best XBMC app there has ever been, on any platform, since the launch of the original Xbox. In particular, they think that XBMC for Android is a very different beast from the XBMC for iOS because of the following reasons:XBMC for Android will allow users to boot directly into XBMC XBMC for Android can launch Android apps When the launched Android app is closed, the user will be returned to XBMC When the Pivox XIOS box is turned on and begins booting, the boot screen is user changeable and can even show animations!
What this means is that if you have a cheap Android-based [...]
The Motorola vs Microsoft legal battle is apparently approaching a most unwelcomed decision in the form of a possible import ban for a number of Motorola Android smartphones, as well as Microsoft Xbox game consoles in the United States.
This comes after Microsoft has turned down the latest settlement offer from Motorola (now under Google’s control). According to Microsoft, Motorola was willing to pay Microsoft 33 cents for each Android device they sell, while requesting to receive 2.25 percent off each Xbox, and 50 cents for each copy of Windows.
So, why are these two tech giants looking to gain royalties from each other? It’s all because of [...]
With just a few hours to go until the official Microsoft event that’s supposedly going to bring us a new entertainment-oriented tablet we have more rumors for you about this upcoming iPad and Android tablet competitor.
Earlier today, we talked about a TechCrunch report that claimed Microsoft’s tablet will not necessarily be a Windows machine and that the device will be a joint Microsoft-Barnes & Noble project. In the mean time, Barnes & Noble has officially denied the rumors, therefore the unnamed device that will be unveiled today appears to be a device made by Microsoft.
What’s even more interesting is that we now have a [...]
Released for iOS-based devices quite some time ago, My Xbox Live has finally been made available for Android. The new app is clearly not as functional and complex as the iOS one, which has seen several updates, but it’s still nice to see Microsoft gearing some of its attention to Android users.
My Xbox Live for Android is available for free in Google Play, and there are a number of things we like at the app from the get-go. First off, the user interface is just about as friendly and intuitive as on iOS, with minimalistic design, but functionality kept intact.
Secondly, as far as features go, there are a bunch of things you can do with the new Android app. You [...]
Microsoft unveiled at E3 this year a new, and very interesting, Xbox-related mobile app called Xbox SmartGlass that’s meant to work on Windows-powered devices but also on other mobile platforms. The company is clearly interested in transforming its Xbox 360 and future Xbox 720 in an even more advanced entertainment portal ready to offer access to console gaming, movies, TV shows and music.
Xbox SmartGlass will connect various mobile devices including smartphones, tablets and PCs to the console and the best part is that Microsoft will support not only its desktop and mobile operating systems – Windows 8 and Windows Phone – but also Android, [...]