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

Do you think Cell C and Telkom will survive the mobile war?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Worst tech predictions in South Africa

Crystal ball currency money price business predict future

Over the years many high-profile South Africans thought that they had a prophetic insight into the country’s technology market – history proves them very wrong

We have a crisis on our hands: Eskom CEO

Eskom light

Eskom and South Africa must brace themselves for tough measures in order to make the power supply sustainable, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Tuesday

DStv Now app live

DStv Explora and Wi-Fi Connector combo

MultiChoice has launched the DStv Now application for Android and iOS

Revamped anti-Cell C banner goes up

New Cell C banner

A revamped anti-Cell C banner has gone up at the World Wear shopping centre

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)