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Mixed Reality and Microsoft HoloLens News from WinHEC

At Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC) in Shenzhen, China today, Microsoft has revealed new areas of expansion for its mixed-reality strategy.

  • We submitted Microsoft HoloLens for government approval in China, and we look forward to making it available to developers and commercial customers in China in the first half of 2017.
  • We shared the specifications that we co-developed with Intel for PCs that will power the first headsets capable of mixed reality. HMDs from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo will be available next year.
  • Joining those partners, 3Glasses, the leading China-based hardware developer for HMDs, will bring the Windows 10 experience to their S1 device in the first half of 2017, reaching more than 5 million monthly active customers in China.
  • Customers will gain access to amazing mixed reality content. This includes:
    • More than 20,000 universal Windows apps in the catalog
    • 3D objects from the web using Microsoft Edge to drag and drop into their physical world
    • Immersive WebVR content via Microsoft Edge
    • 360 degree videos available for the first time in the Movies & TV app
  • Finally, HMD developer kits will become available to developers at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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