Microsoft's Windows 7 successor will be available to both new and upgrading customers on October 26, Microsoft has announced. Windows 8
, in addition to doing all that productivity
stuff people buy operating systems for (yawn), is also replete with a suite of new features that make life more interesting for Xbox and Windows Phone gamers.SmartGlass
, for instance, blasts ancillary information about the game/tv show/movie your Xbox is playing to your mobile device or tablet, and allows for continuous playback of movies and shows between devices. All first-party 360 games will support SmartGlass going forward
, so you may want to keep an eye out for new Windows 8 devices
if expanded Halo experiences are your jam.