Internet Explorer With Kinect For Xbox 360 In Development

By | May 11, 2012 | 26 Comments


Internet Explorer With Kinect For Xbox 360 In Dev

IE’s market share to explode.

If the recent report is true then it looks like Microsoft has finally cracked the issue with the web browsers on a console as the software giant is said to be testing the modified version of IE9 on its Xbox 360 console, which will include some interesting features.

According to TheVerge, with the help of Internet Explorer 9, Xbox users will finally be able to surf the web straight for their living room.

How is this different than the PS3 web browser? First of all, it has voice control but most importantly, Kinect gestures will also be a huge part of the overall web experience because… Who really needs a controller? While details remain vague, we expect to hear more from Microsoft during their E3 keynote, which is set for early June.


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

    If it’s IE9 will it be HWA? Mind you, anything’s better than that NetFront browser on the PS3.

    • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

      Haha, it should be!

      • Przemysław Lib

         Reason?

        • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

          Microsoft said that they did not want to bring browser to xbox (years ago) because it suked and they couldn’t figure out how to make it work properly (in terms of user experience, etc). I think HWA at least partially solves this issue.

          Since IE9 includes hwa and their recent Windows phone platform also utilizes hwa, I think it’s a safe bet.

          After all, Xbox 360 already supports HWA for video decoding :)

          • Przemysław Lib

             HWA for Video Decoding have nothing to do with HWA for HTML and web pages in general.

            And also DX from WinV/7 which MS use for HWA is simply not present on Xbox!

            I would gladly see up to date Web Browser on Xbox, but IE9 simply can not deliver.

          • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

            I agree with HWA, I was just saying that Microsoft is not exactly new when it comes to HWA and they have done quite a few projects in the past.

            We will find out soon enough :)

    • Przemysław Lib

       Do not fear!

      MS did showed with IE9 64bit how good they are with porting IE to new hardware :P ;)

      • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

        But they left out one important thing: Chakra. It only works with 32-bit IE9.

  • Martin Suchan

    Why not IE10 already? It’s almost finished for Windows 8 / Windows Phone 8

    • Przemysław Lib

       And that is problem!
      WinP8 and Win8 use different API’s then Xbox :|
      So MS would slow development of IE10 in order to get Xbox version.

      On the other hand, MS may have decided that they just need ANY web browser on Xbox. Or that they need ANY fast, and then one good afterward.

    • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

      It’s not exactly finished :) I will tell you about its progress on Monday

      It also takes time to port things so they can’t really work on it as of now

      • Ichann

        what are you exactly leaking here Vygantas?

        • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

          Nothing, just some dev news :)

          • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

            That’s what they all say! :-p

          • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

            LOL

            You should all be working in the web browser business so you can send me juicy details about the upcoming products :P

            If not, send that resume already!

          • Ichann

            To be frank, technology just doesnt intrest me like it did in the past

          • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

            That is partly true for me – I am the UK ambassador for Maxthon. :)

  • Ichann

    LOL.

    Evertime I submit an article to this guy, he finds a related on from said site and posts it.

    Cheeky bugger.

    • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

      LOL, I started reading TheVerge once Tom moved there, MS tag only though :)

      • Ichann

        Too bad he doesnt write much as he used to.

        Have to wait for approval

    • MacVities

      Kinect is a huge flop.   Tech looking for a purpose.  Endless run of shovelware novelty titles and applications doesn’t really count…

      • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

        I wouldn’t consider the best selling tech gadget of all time a flop :) And if you follow any major tech sites, there are always amazing demos and hacks for it, ranging from medicine to augmented reality sand box.

      • Ichann

        i have a kinect and it is really good.

        Also, what does that have to do with anything?

  • jayjam

    2006 called with a message from Nintendo. Not sure what it said, but we can probably guess.

    • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

      It probably said: stop releasing Mario games every two weeks and do something with Wii specs before you start losing money in 2012 :)

      • jayjam

        New Super Mario Bros. Wii sold more than the best selling Xbox 360 game (and wasn’t even the best selling game on Wii).