Kinect-powered Internet Explorer 9 coming to Xbox 360

Microsoft logoGiven that Microsoft is the only console maker that also develops a full-featured desktop Web browser, it's a bit odd that the Xbox 360 is the only current-generation game console that doesn't include a Web browser. That might be set to change soon, though, as The Verge reports that Microsoft is working on a Kinect-compatible version of Internet Explorer 9 for the Xbox 360.

While Kinect reportedly won't be required to use the TV-based browser, the peripheral will allow users to perform voice searches and navigate using gestures. There's no word on when Microsoft plans to launch the new browser, but it does seem like the kind of thing the company would announce during its E3 festivities.

Microsoft Xbox 360

The Verge cites unnamed sources for the Web browser information, but the site previously used similar sources in reporting the first details of a subsidized Xbox 360 with a monthly fee, a program Microsoft officially announced earlier this week.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: browsers, game consoles, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Xbox 360

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