Microsoft's SmartGlass App Now Available to Android and iOS
SmartGlass, the application from Microsoft that allows smartphone owners to control and interact with their XBox 360 gaming consoles, is now available to both Android and iOS devices. The Android version reached the Google Play Store in late October, and the iOS version became available this week. Both apps allow Android and iOS smartphones and tablets to beam content to the XBox. The idea is to allow consumers invested in Microsoft's products to consume media on one device and then transfer the experience to another without losing their place. Smartphones and tablets can also act as companion devices, and can receive and/or reveal ancillary content associated with the video or other media being consumed. SmartGlass is also available to Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. The software was first announced earlier this year.
Review: Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
Window 10 for smartphones builds on the foundation created by Microsoft for its desktops, laptops, and tablets. Windows 10 is a unifying platform that boasts universal apps and common, key functions that make for a seamless experience across form factors.
Microsoft Adds OneDrive Streaming to Android and iOS Xbox Music Apps
Microsoft has rolled out updates to the Android and iOS Xbox Music apps that adds the ability to stream music stored in OneDrive. The free feature doesn't require a subscription, so people can upload songs to OneDrive and stream them to their Android or iOS device.
Microsoft Bringing Cortana to Android and iOS
Microsoft today said Android and iOS users will soon be able to use Cortana, its virtual assistant, on their smartphones. The Android and iOS Cortana app will work in coordination with Cortana on Windows 10 PCs, according to Microsoft.
Windows 10 to Run Android and iOS Apps
Microsoft today said Windows 10 devices will be able to run Android applications. According to Microsoft, developers will be able to reuse Java and C++ code to run Android apps in an Android subsystem on Windows 10 devices.