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Xbox SmartGlass nabs Android update with support for 7-inch or larger tablets, screen sleep override

Steve Dent, @stevetdent
April 11, 2013
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Microsoft's SmartGlass for Android app has just hit version 1.5 thanks to a fresh update on Google Play. The app, which lets users control their XBox via a smartphone or tablet, will now be optimized to work on 7-inch and larger Android tablets. Other new features include an (unfortunately-worded) "always-on" Smartglass Experiences state, which actually just prevents your handset or slate from sleeping while it's running, along with bug fixes and "numerous design and usability improvements." We'll have to give it a further play to see if there's anything juicy buried in the latter, but meanwhile, you can grab it at the break.

Update: A post on Major Nelson's blog reveals it's also added the ability to open a web browser from within the app.

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