Windows Holographic now open to hardware partners

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson on 01 June 2016
Windows Holographic now open to hardware partners

Microsoft has invited its Windows 10 hardware partners to create virtual reality devices, augmented reality devices and more using Windows Holographic, the platform that powers Microsoft HoloLens.

Windows Holographic offers a holographic shell and user interface, perception application programming interfaces, and Xbox Live services to help hardware partners to build devices and experiences that mix virtual reality and objects or people in the real world. All Universal Windows apps can run on the Windows Holographic and already, almost one thousand Universal Windows Apps run on the platform.

“With Windows 10, we’ve been on an incredible journey with our partners, and today we usher in the next frontier of computing — mixed reality,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows and Devices at Microsoft.

In addition, Microsoft is working with Intel Corporation, AMD, Qualcomm, HTC, Acer, ASUS, Dell, Falcon Northwest, HP, Lenovo Group, MSI and many others to build a hardware ecosystem supporting virtual reality experiences on Windows 10.

The new developments were revealed at Computex 2016, which is taking place from 31 May-4 June in Taipei, Taiwan. Speaking at the event, Nick Parker, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Original Equipment Manufacturers division, highlighted how Microsoft works with its hardware partners to transform the industry.

Visitors to Computex 2016 can view the new Windows 10 devices at the Microsoft Booth L0110, located at Nangang Hall 4F, Computers and Systems area.

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