Microsoft’s mixed reality device is celebrating its first anniversary of the beginning of shipments to developers and they celebrate it with a video.
Microsoft has announced that the first anniversary of HoloLens since the games started on March 30 last year. The developer version of the augmented reality viewer opened its pre-purchase on February 29, 2016 for a price of $ 3,000 and a month later companies began to receive their units. The company has taken the opportunity to remember some interesting facts such as that there are more than 150 applications in the Windows store; it is available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, France, Germany, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the united States; and that will be part of the ecosystem that prepares Microsoft with the update, Creators Update for Windows 10 that comes on the 11th of April.
Many are the companies that are developing applications for mixed reality, a term defined by Microsoft the possibilities of combining the virtual with the real, and between all of these apps, Microsoft highlights HoloGuide that allows users to navigate through environments of low visibility, HoloHear that makes sign language interpreter and Teomirn that teaches us how to play the piano. The company has also mentioned the excellent work of all participants of the HoloLens readiness partner program that recently expanded to Europe.
“The Microsoft team would like to give our sincere thanks to each of the people who have taken these first steps with us. You have helped us build the foundations of a mixed reality world and I can’t wait to see where it takes us from here, together,” commented Alex Kipman, inventor of HoloLens.
The best is yet to come, this is how the previous congratulatory video concludes and it is that this has only just begun. In May, Microsoft will share new information at the Microsoft Build 2017 conference. We live days of anniversaries after the birthday of Oculus Rift, now that of HoloLens, and in a few days that of HTC Vive.