Digital Home zone
While much of the gaming and tech press have been cautiously optimistic about the new Xbox One console revealed earlier this week, the UK's new connected TV platform YouView just revealed on Twitter that it has no plans to support the new Xbox.
Despite a growing ownership base of Smart TVs, there is still a lack of conscious desire to use the sets to connect to the Internet, with most consumers preferring to connect their televisions to the Internet with other devices like games consoles, according to new research from UK pollsters YouGov.
Microsoft has finally presented its new Xbox to the world, describing the console as an all-in-one home entertainment system for the decade ahead that can connect to existing set-top boxes, snap between live TV and other tasks such as Web surfing and video calling (courtesy of Skype), and detect user gestures with much greater accuracy thanks to an improved Kinect peripheral so sensitive it can detect heartbeats.
Microsoft announced the Xbox One on Tuesday in Redmond, Washington. Given that the Xbox 360 has been around since 2005 and sold over 70 million units worldwide, finally seeing the next-generation console from the #1 player in the market is a pretty big deal.
Microsoft’s reveal of the Xbox One yesterday evening in Redmond signaled the culmination of its ambitions to be at the centre of the future living room entertainment landscape.
Informa Telecoms & Media’s Analysts have identified eight key themes to look out for at this year’s Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
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