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Xbox Surface 7-inch tablet detailed ahead of Microsoft event, Barnes & Noble not involved

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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…

My Xbox Live Android app now available in Google Play, doesn’t come with tethering just yet

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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…

Xbox SmartGlass app connects mobile devices with Xbox 360, Android support included

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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…