Microsoft showcases Windows Mixed Reality headsets

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The tech giant also outlined key areas of focus to engage customers, increase momentum in the PC market with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and create new categories powered by Windows Mixed Reality. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and devices that light up new experiences Barlow highlighted innovations coming in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, announced over the past month.

As a leading gaming and innovation partner, ASUS is expanding on its prowess into the fast emerging mixed reality category.

Also showcased at the event were the latest collections in consumer, gaming, education and commercial devices from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic, Samsung and Toshiba.

Another interesting topic from Han was a new operational capability that enables partners to dynamically include Windows Store content to any Windows 10 PC they ship at any time in the manufacturing and resale process, introducing new supply chain agility for the PC ecosystem.

Further to the announcement of the development of Windows mixed reality headsets, Microsoft has today unveiled the first creations by Asus and Dell who have both created Windows mixed reality headsets that will shortly be available on the consumer market.

Microsoft had launched their Windows Mixed Reality platform year ago.

Qualcomm says the three vendors will be making PCs with its Snapdragon 835 SoC (system-on-chip) and its X16 LTE chipset for wireless broadband connectivity. These will be mobile computers that are always online via LTE/4G connectivity, that use the cloud for software and applications, and that will use processors developed in partnership with Intel and Qualcomm.

Each of the devices is set to run custom versions of Windows 10 that Microsoft has been developing for ARM chips. ASUS, HP, Lenovo, VAIO and Xiaomi have already confirmed that they'll be launching devices based on the concept. The show is open May 30 through June 3.

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