Microsoft Gets Serious About AR/VR Hardware

Microsoft Gets Serious About AR/VR Hardware

Microsoft first showed off the HoloLens back in 2015. The product shows a ton of potential but the company has not marketed the device at consumers. Last year they announced a deal with the US Military that would put HoloLens units on the battlefield, but there’s never been an effort to put it in the hands of everyday folks. Now it looks like the firm is ready to get serious about the future of AR/VR hardware. Microsoft just hired former Apple Engineering VP Ruben Caballero to head the division that produces the company’s mixed reality and AI technology. Most of Caballero’s work at Apple involved wireless technology on mobile devices. With Google, Facebook, and others moving ahead into the AR/VR space, Microsoft probably doesn’t want to get left in the dust. It will be interesting to see how this market develops over the next 4 or 5 years.

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