Microsoft may be preparing to resurrect its Zune “squirting” feature across Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox.
The squirting feature was originally used in the first generation Zune 30 devices, released in 2006. The feature allowed Zune devices to transfer tracks to each other over Wi-Fi. LiveSide reports that the feature might be making a comeback with Windows 8 and future generations of Windows Phone.
Microsoft previously outlined its vision for a single ecosystem earlier this year. The vision, one ecosystem for phones and PCs was outlined by Andy Lees, the company’s president of the Windows Phone Division. Lees spoke at a keynote address during Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in July. Microsoft’s beaming concept looks to be a part of that single ecosystem vision. LiveSide also discovered a concept video for the technology, across Windows Phone to TVs and tablets (see below).
Microsoft has clearly tried to implement this technology before but could be on the verge of making it a reality across the three screens and a cloud ecosystem. What do you think? Will this be useful?