|Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 To Launch With A New Windows 10, Report Says|
HoloLens 2 (codenamed “Sydney”) will arrive with a new version of the Holographic Processing Unit (HPU). Microsoft dropped details about it last year. HPU v2 will house an AI coprocessor to implement Deep Neural Networks on the device itself, reducing the dependency on the cloud when processing visual data.
However, what’s grabbing the attention is that there would be a new version of Windows 10 (codenamed Oasis) for HoloLens 2. Oasis will be based on the Windows Core OS and specially built for mixed reality devices. It will come with the adaptable UI called CShell that optimizes itself according to the device type.
The original HoloLens has been there for more than three years, but a consumer version is yet to arrive. The Developer and Commercial editions exist, but their expensive price may have been a turn down for many.
Last year, we saw several affordable third-party headsets in the market based on Microsoft’s technology. Let’s wait for the upcoming release to see what Microsft has to offer.