Xbox SmartGlass for Android updated, 7" tablets supported

Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass app has received an update for Android devices, bringing with it support for 7" tablets among numerous bug and crash fixes. Previously the app only was available for smartphones, however this update will now allow you to use it on popular tablets such as the Google Nexus 7, so long as the device is running Android 4.0 or higher.

Surprisingly the Android app still hasn't gained support for 10-inch tablets, whereas currently you can get it for 10-inch Windows RT tablets such as the Surface, as well as the iPad. Chances are Microsoft is working on bringing SmartGlass to 10" Android tablets, but they're updating the app one step at a time to bring support for 7" devices first.

If you haven't downloaded SmartGlass yet, it's a handy application for smartphones and tablets that allows you to connect it straight to your Xbox 360 over your home network. From there, you can not only control your Xbox during thing such as media playback and web browsing, but also enjoy "interactive experiences" in some games and Xbox 360 apps; for example in Forza Horizon you can show a race map on your SmartGlass-connected device.

It's worth checking out if you have a phone/tablet and an Xbox 360, and the link to the freshly updated Android version is below.

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Teebor said,
Right thats it, I'm going to try this at the weekend. I've been putting it off for no good reason

You'll be surprised at how powerful it actually is!