‘s latest filing is finally giving us a deeper look into what they plan to do with their Live Anywhere service. Even though it’s been a year since Microsoft first demoed the Anywhere conceptâ€”which promises connectivity from all devices into the same networkâ€”at E3 2006, the only advancement we’ve seen is the ability to play a handful of games on Vista with your buddies on . All the really cool stuffâ€”playing XBLA games from your cellphone, playing games from your Zune, and communicating anywhere with your Live buddiesâ€”has yet to materialize.
In the filing, Microsoft’s planning on supplementing weaker devices (in terms of processing power) like mobiles and the Zune, with stronger processors, like Xbox 360 and PCs. That way, through wired and wireless connections, already-rendered video and audio can be streamed to your devices out there in the world. Although we probably still won’t seeon our phones for a while, and by extension the ability to mock Blongo’s Guitar Hero skills from anywhere, it’s nice to know Microsoft hasn’t forgotten about it.
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