ASUS is thinking to take a step in the world of augmented reality and interested to build a new version of HoloLens with the help of Microsoft.
According to CNET, the world’s sixth-largest PC maker company, ASUS is talking with the Microsoft about making HoloLens augmented-reality glasses. Jonney Shih, the chairman of Asus, and Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s executive vice president of Windows and devices, has Confirmed CNET about this augmented reality project.
Myerson told CNET on behalf of ASUS that, ‘Everything we are doing in hardware, we do with the mind of how do we grow the Windows ecosystem. That is why we are investing to create a category.‘ However, Asus is the very first outside company to look into a partnership with Microsoft’s augmented reality device ‘HoloLens’ which can projected 3D images in front your eyes and takes you into the real-world. Although, any version of HoloLens is not available in the market yet. Microsoft has planned to unveil first version in early 2016 which will be only for software developers to create HoloLens apps. It will cost $3000 for the initial release.
Even if Microsoft makes the deal with ASUS, then they might need to stick with Microsoft’s rules for Hololens and wait a few years for launching commercial version of augmented reality device.