Micrsoft announced a whole bunch of improvements and features for Windows 10, including PCs, tablets and smartphones. But the one thing that nobody saw coming, literally nobody as there were not even leaks, is Microsoft’s entry into augmented reality with Windows 10 and HoloLens. Indeed, it stole the whole Windows event today.
Windows 10 is now the first ever operating system to have the holographics feature. And HoloLens is the first fully functional and independent holographic computer. At first, you might confuse it with Google Glass or Oculus Rift and likes but I tell you, Microsoft HoloLens is miles ahead of any of the existing AR platforms. And it looks a lot better than Glass which birthed the term “Glasshole”.
Keep it aside for now. Microsoft HoloLens has real “real world” usage instead of just showing twitter feed. Design or game studios or production houses will just love to use it. Windows 10 will come with a complete set of holographic API and Microsoft’s HoloStudio will let you create holograms instantly. Objects made using HoloLens are called holograms and you can see them mix up with the real world. As Microsoft said during its demo, “holograms are the [print] previews for your 3d printing”. And from the demos, it is quite understandable Microsoft has big ambitions and a clear vision. Even in its initial stage it’s so powerful that it’s hard to imagine what it’ll bring to table once it evolves more over the period of time.
Funny thing about this HoloLens is twitter feed went from “meh” and “useless” to “take my money” and “WANT”. Guys, I don’t know about you but I’m freaking excited about Microsoft HoloLens. Make sure you check out the videos after the break.