internetexplorer Microsoft to launch Internet Explorer with Kinect support on Xbox 360

Microsoft is to launch a version of Internet Explorer for the Xbox 360 gaming console, which is set to feature Kinect motion capture support.

Microsoft is to launch a version of Internet Explorer for the Xbox 360 gaming console, which is set to feature Kinect motion capture support.

 
The software firm is testing a modified version of IE9 for the console, according to anonymous sources cited by The Verge. The browser will operate exactly like the one on the PC, allowing users to search the web in the comfort of their living room.
 
The integration of Kinect gestures and voice controls will make for an enhanced experience, however, as users will be able to search via Bing for web pages in this manner. 
 
internetexplorer Microsoft to launch Internet Explorer with Kinect support on Xbox 360
 
Users will not require a Kinect to make use of the Xbox 360 web browser, but it will reportedly be fine-tuned specifically for Kinect use, so users will not be getting the full experience without the motion capture camera.
 
Microsoft's Internet Explorer was once the unequalled champion of the web browser arena, but it has been steadily losing market share to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Integrating it into its more popular products may be a good way to go, and the use of Kinect support will also encourage more Kinect sales.
 
No release date has been revealed, but further details may surface at E3 next month.
 
Source: The Verge