Xbox SmartGlass has arrived for Android much earlier than expected.. After the initial launch for the Windows 8 devices on October 26 it was kind of a surprise to see the Android version being dispatched so soon.
But we couldn’t see it to be something that got to our hand so early; we mean it wouldn’t be that much compelling to wait for about a year to the see SmartGlass app to finally use it on our iOS or Android devices.
After it was showcased at E3 2012, there wasn’t that much fuzz about SmartGlass. In a broader sense, SmartGlass can be seen as the latest of the things that Microsoft has done to elongate the entertainment sphere of Xbox 360 and must say is the most sufficient addition for this time.
We don’t know if everyone is aware of this SmartGlass app, but if you haven’t let us shed some light on it.
SmartGlass is a beautiful app that will give you the control of your Xbox 360 gaming console through your mobile devices, in this case Android devices with Ice Cream Sandwich or above with a WVGA screen resolution or higher.
Other than playing games, the Xbox controllers are not that wieldy for doing other stuff like net surfing (rotating your thumbsticks on that stupid virtual keyboard of course), searching video/music contents on your 360’s dashboard, checking your Xbox Live Profile or what ever else.
With SmartGlass app, you can use your smartphone’s touchscreen to access all the content without any hassle. Like a remote control, akin to Wii U tablet controller, you can play, pause, fast forward, rewind, and stop with your phone, you can message your XBLA friends, do your 3D Avatar and Xbox Profile editing and lot more.
Dealing with the games, SmartGlass acts as a secondary screen that will serve additional details during gameplay. You can take a look at the leaderboards on your mobile screen without ever interrupting the gameplay on the TV.
Google has plans to launch the iOS version in the near future. So for now, Android users can get SmartGlass from Google Play for free.