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Been hankering after some mobile Xbox Live action like your iOS and Windows Phone buddies? Hanker no more, today the official My Xbox Live application has made its debut on Android. 

We heard rumors way back in January that Microsoft were potentially readying themselves to bring Android into the Xbox Live party, after a suspiciously suggestive job advertisement was spotted. Seems there was something behind it, and that Microsoft employed that someone with Android development experience to create what we see today.

There's more than just a whiff of the Metro UI about it, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. But, we're not all about looks around here, what about the nuts and bolts of it. 

My Xbox Live for Android promises a pretty respectible feature set: 

  • View, manage, and message friends
  • View and compare your achievement progress with friends
  • Read and Edit your full LIVE profile (name, bio, motto)
  • See your 3-D Avatar and customize it while on-the-go
  • Access your recent activity and manage your Beacons
  • Stay connected to the Xbox LIVE community via Spotlight

Coming out of E3 there's actually plenty of reasons to be excited about Microsoft bringing cool new stuff to Android, including, of course, the forthcoming Xbox Smartglass. Just in case you were confused though, there's a little paragraph that comes with this just to clarify things: 

No, this is not Xbox SmartGlass that we unveiled last week at E3. This is a milestone update to the My Xbox LIVE app on iOS and the first release of the app on Android.

Yes, we do intend to bring Xbox SmartGlass to several platforms over time, but have no details to share right now.

So, if you're one of the legions of Xbox Live gamers, head on over to the Google Play store now and pick yourself up a copy. 

Download: My Xbox Live

Source: Major Nelson

 

Reader comments

Official My Xbox Live app released on Android, reminds us it isn't Smartglass

13 Comments

We get this and the iOS version gets an update to control media playback. Why the he'll don't we get that version?

It's a start and I agree, we should get all the features that the iOS has right out of the box. On a side note, since iOS got this first, I think Android should get SmartGlass first.

Yeah, I'm sticking to Spark 360 for now until Microsoft adds the notification feature. I do love the UI and other eye candy stuff in the official app, especially the part where the avatars walk into the screen. :)

Post your issue and screen shot in the forums or on xbox Site. I'm guessing tablet compatibility is either being worked on or not possible as of now.

Awesome app and I'm not even hardcore into xbox live. The app is really stable, has an awesome UI and provides a lot of great features. Thanks for posting this on Android Central because searching for apps in the market is becoming more more and more frustrating over time. WTG Android Central!