Microsoft wants to own the next realityA number of new partnerships could mean Microsoft will be powering all kinds of mixed reality devices soon.
Microsoft has announced it is opening up its Windows Holographic platform to hardware partners. In case you don't remember what Windows Holographic is, it's a version of Windows 10 that powers Microsoft's wearable HoloLens headset. When a person wears the HoloLens powered by Windows Holographic They can see in augmented reality, or AR, with floating displays or 3D objects overlaid on top of what the real world looks like. And then they can manipulate those in real space. Microsoft says it is working with a bunch of processor companies, including AMD, Intel and Qualcomm. As well as a slew of PC makers like Dell, HP, Lenovo and MSI. These partnerships could be to a number of different devices that can all take advantage of the mix reality of Windows Of holographic. And these devices could be able to work with each other as well. the company hopes that with these hardware partnerships, they can lure developers to make all kinds of apps since now Microsoft's Hololens Won't be the only hardware to take advantage of Windows Holographic. Microsoft says it will position its own HoloLens, the same way it does its Surface line of computers, which is sort of a more high-end product, and probably more expensive than other devices that will come out Using Windows holographics. That is it for this tech news update, I'm Jeff Bakalar, you can stay on top of all the biggest stories we've got right here at cnet.com/update. [MUSIC]