Microsoft HoloLens are the augment reality(AR) devices, enabling you to interact with high‑definition holograms in your world. Microsoft will now offer its Holographic platform to third party virtual reality hardware vendors.
Today at Computex 2016, Microsoft official said that the Windows 10 variant is not limited to work with HoloLens. Any company that want to build devices with mixed reality can use Microsoft’s Holographic platform. As a part of offer some of the companies like Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, ACER, HTC, ASUS, Lenovo, DELL and HP are on board.
Microsoft is inviting OEM, ODM, and developer partners to build great devices and applications for people to experience Windows Holographic – for augmented reality, virtual reality or anything in-between. Windows Holographic will not only support augmented reality, but extend to virtual reality and everything in between, delivering mixed reality experiences. Microsoft is offering to join them in creating a mixed reality world where all devices work together and experiences blend together.
According to Microsoft, the market for virtual reality devices is expected to be 80 million devices per year by 2020. Many of today’s devices and experiences do not work with each other, provide different user interfaces, interaction models, input methods, peripherals, and content. And most virtual reality experiences can’t mix real people, objects, and environments into the virtual world, making creation and collaboration difficult. This is because they lack the human, environmental and object understanding that is already built into Windows 10.
Here is what Microsoft announced today at Computex:-
Today, we announced that Windows Holographic is coming to devices of all shapes and sizes from fully immersive virtual reality to fully untethered holographic computing. Today we invited our OEM, ODM, and hardware partners to build PCs, displays, accessories and mixed reality devices with the Windows Holographic platform.
This will create new business opportunities for partners. The big news in today’s presentation was a look forward to the future of computing, where the physical and virtual worlds intersect in all new ways, and create further scale for the Windows platform.
Microsoft is inviting interested OEMs to come to WinHEC in the first week of November 2016. We will have to wait and see what partners do with Windows Holographic.