Kinect coming to Windows Phone 8

Microsoft’s motion-base controller for the Xbox 360 is coming to Windows Phone 8

April 12, 2012
Microsoft

Microsoft Kinect, a motion- and voice-based controller for the Xbox 360 gaming console will work with Windows Phone 8 devices according to VR-Zone.

The technology giant is apparently working on integrating the Kinect Natural User Interface with its upcoming mobile operating system refresh.

While Microsoft is dedicating “a number of resources” to the project, the biggest hurdle seems to be the lack of room for Kinect cameras on smartphones.

“Kinect has three cameras, one of which his infrared. We can’t put an IR camera on a smartphone, and without it, NUI won’t work in dark,” said the unnamed source speaking to VR-Zone.

Microsoft is integrating the technology hoping that the feature will spur consumer demand for the platform.

Read the full story at: Boy Genius Report.

Tags: Kinect, Microsoft, Windows

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

Are you working this week?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Top ADSL ISP speeds in South Africa

South African ISPs

The latest MyBroadband speed test statistics reveal which Internet Service Providers offer the highest average ADSL and VDSL speeds

No blackouts expected: Eskom

Eskom

Eskom was “cautiously confident” that it would not have to implement blackouts over the festive season despite the power system being constrained

Internet Solutions and MWEB transaction approved

Mweb Business

Conditional approval has been received for Dimension Data’s acquisition of MWEB Business, Optinet Service Division and the Optinet Network Division from MWEB

South African online stolen bicycle database launched

Stolen bike database

The Hub has launched a “Stolen Bike Database” – an initiative to better track thefts, identify stolen bikes and contact the owners of recovered bikes

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)