Xbox Kinect working on Android OS thanks to developers’ handy work

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This probably wasn’t anything like the uses Microsoft had in mind when they launched the Kinect, but like everything coded, you simply just need someone to tell a determined developer that it can’t (or shouldn’t) be done. In the video below, you’ll see the Xbox Kinect functioning in an Android OS environment, which looks like the 500 FX development platform. The developer is using openFrameworks, which really isn’t doing anything right now other than running the Kinect camera, but at least its working. This of course can open the door to some far more awesome development using Android apps and the Kinect hardware.

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[via Engadget]

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  • http://xboxkinecthub.com Kinect for XBOX

    This is very good news! I already see a great potential in this device.. BTW, today I heard that someone connected Kinect to STB and controls satellite channels with his voice and movements :)