Microsoft has as expected announced the launch of a new platform named SmartGlass for their Xbox gaming console.
Microsoft Xbox SmartGlass technology would let gamers use their existing smartphones and tablets to use as an interface to control their Xbox 360 gaming console.
The idea is to bring a second screen to the Xbox experience without adding a proprietary controller.
Microsoft is expected to launch apps for different platforms including Windows Phone, Apple iOS and Google Android to make it work.
The company said:
Xbox SmartGlass works with all the devices that you already own: the TV you already own, the phone you already own and the tablet you already own. Xbox SmartGlass turns any TV into a smart TV.