Microsoft says developers will get HoloLens within one year


Remember when Microsoft announced HoloLens earlier this year? It’s a new ‘augmented reality’ headset that seems to hold great promise, and looks like a lot more fun to use than Google Glass.

If you’re one of those people that wants to get hold of the new device, in an interview with the BBC, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that a developer launch is scheduled to happen within the next year.

For everyone else, it might be quite some time before you’ll be able to order one online. The device is currently on a “five year journey” according to Microsoft, and enterprise users and businesses will be among the first to get access.

HoloLens augmented reality device available soon for devs

Nevertheless, a developer release in the next year is definitely something to look forward to. Of course, Microsoft is will aware that HoloLens needs lots of apps and content for it to become a success, and developers will be a key part of that.

HoloLens was demonstrated onstage at the Build conference this year in April, and once again at E3 in June, but even though it garnered pretty rave reviews from those who have tried it, it’s still a work in progress at this point.

The hardware itself will need to be more portable and streamlined, and it’s not the only alternative reality headset that’s looking to polish its act prior to going on general sale to the public – Google Glass is another.

In the BBC interview, Nadella also said that Windows was a huge milestone for the company and the industry as a whole and the start of the era of more personal computing…

SOURCE: techradar.


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