“Xbox SmartGlass launches on Windows 8 tablets and PCs on Oct. 26. It will be available on Windows Phone 8 when those devices launch,” the company told the Penny Arcade Report. “Xbox SmartGlass will become available on select iOS and Android models soon. We have nothing further to announce at this time.”
This isn’t the launch of a feature, it’s a middle finger. iOS and Android support isn’t a neat thing they should be trying to achieve, it’s absolutely mandatory for SmartGlass to succeed.
Sounds like someone in the Windows group at Microsoft heard about SmartGlass and decided that it would hurt Windows if it released as a first class option on iOS or Android. It would be typical MS behavior to kill its own new product rather than let it hurt, or worse, embarrass, Windows or Office.