Gamers have been looking forward to Microsoft’s SmartGlass for the Xbox 360 for months now, with the company announcing the project this past summer. Armed with a SmartGlass app on your smartphone, you’ll be able to interact with your game console in all new ways, acting like a wireless gamepad, an extra screen, or even a virtual keyboard. A couple days back, we took a look at a SmartGlass walkthrough video, and today we learn of the release of the SmartGlass app for Android.
To get started, you’ll need an Android smartphone running Ice Cream Sandwich or better; sorry, those of you still waiting patiently for your Android 4.0 update to arrive. There’s also a requirement for at least a WVGA resolution, but we’re guessing that’s not going to be an issue for many users.
With the app installed, and your 360 updated to the latest dashboard, you can start navigating the console’s UI with a touch of your smartphone’s screen. SmartGlass apps will also be arriving for Windows Phone and iOS devices.