Ho Ho what’s this? A big push from Microsoft to bring Xbox LIVE based gaming to the mobile platform. Unveiled at Gamescom comes information on how Xbox LIVE functionality under WIndows Phone 7, will move into the phone space.
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Microsoft has just turned on its brand new (and beautiful) App Hub for WP7 and Xbox LIVE. Aimed at developers it provides an ideal starting point for students, those that want to bring apps or games to Windows Phone 7, or indie developers that want to produce the next big hit!
A few days ago we reported on a new app coming from Microsoft, Xbox SmartGlass, that creates a connection between a user’s mobile device and their Xbox. The app is similar to immersive entertainment solutions like Netflix or IntoNow that enable you to watch content on your big screen TV while controlling the content from your device.
If you typically do a lot of gaming on your Android device, you know how frustrating some control schemes can be on a smaller touch screen. To remedy that, MOGA released their handheld Bluetooth game controllers for Android devices, which bring console-style controls to a portable device.
In a recently released survey meant for Xbox Live users, Microsoft got a bit curious about people’s smartphone preferences. Fair enough — they’ve got some skin in the game, after all — but there was something slightly amiss about how the question was framed.
Microsoft will soon become the next player to enter the streaming music business, with a service that will see it competing against the likes of Spotify and Rdio. Its new Xbox Music service will soon become available on the Xbox Live service, as well as on Windows 8 tablets and PCs and Windows Phone mobile devices over the coming weeks.
Apple will likely launch the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 today — as most of the free world knows. The VAR Guy is standing by, preparing to update this blog with live analysis and perspectives on the new smartphone.