So I got a couple of rumors this evening and I wanted to share them with you.

My source (who I will call Ryan for now) is saying that he’s pretty certain that Kinect connectivity is going to be functionality in Windows 8.

Kinect for those who don’t know, enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to touch a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands.

The Kinect sensor is a horizontal bar connected to a small base with a motorized pivot and is designed to be positioned lengthwise above or below the video display.

The device features an “RGB camera, depth sensor and multi-array microphone running proprietary software”, which provide full-body 3D motion capture, facial recognition and voice recognition capabilities.

According to Ryan, the decision to support Kinect is made and at this point, the discussions are about which Operating System features and functionality to integrate it with.

This is a rumor at this point but Ryan has been right before and it does seem intuitive.

To be continued…

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  • xinu

    This would be a smart move for microsoft, im sure that kinect will be integrated in Windows 8. Please dont quote me on this, however I believe that some microsoft employees leaked unofficial information that kinect will be integrated.