Friday, 8 September 2017

Microsoft Bring The Subtle Mixed Reality Features to Windows

Microsoft mixed reality
Windows 10 is based on the same model of popular Android OS which gets upgraded after an interval of few months with set of new over-the-air (OTA) updates. Just now Microsoft has announced that it will be updating the Windows 10 next month which will allow it to make use of the augmented and virtual reality technologies to be more precise the mixed reality domain. This software upgrade is seen as the fourth largest update ever made by the Microsoft to Windows 10 and the latest update is expected to reach the target audience from October.

Mixed Reality brings the best of both worlds

Microsoft will also be bringing new plans which will enable the computer manufactures and the virtual reality headset makers to come up with such hardware which can make use of the mixed reality features. At the ongoing IFA consumer electronics in Berlin Microsoft has stated that they are thrilled to bring the best of the mixed reality experience to the users’ right in their operating system which can be used both at work and hole. Mixed Reality is basically a term which has been coined by Microsoft to signify that their software make use of both the augmented reality and virtual reality.

Virtual reality can be described as the virtual world created using the entirely computer generated imagery and attributes while the augmented reality helps in overlaying the text, graphics, sound and video right onto the real world images or scene which is present right in-front of the users.

Currently people make use of the variety of platform to consume the multimedia content which includes not just computer and TV displays but also the smartphones, tablets and the virtual reality headsets. Microsoft I simply aiming to get into the play by targeting the users only at the highly advanced video game players where they can experience exponential using the VR headsets like never before. Microsoft isn’t the only one tech firm who is looking forward to establish themselves as a major player in the world of augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and cloud based services as a whole. Microsoft will have to deal with stiff competition from a number of firms from Silicon Valley namely Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook as well as the Chinese giant Baidu.

More in store for Microsoft fans and users

Microsoft has partnered with a number of firms ranging from Lenovo, Asus, Acer, Dell, HP Inc to Fujitsu to manufacture and market such hardware which has the ability to take advantage of the mixed reality features. This new software update to Windows 10 will help in cutting down the time loss to just 10 minutes from 2 to 3 hours which were usually lost in setting up the VR headsets by the users. This major software update will also brings a range of new features to Windows 10 apart from the mixed reality which includes a new updated Photos app along with considerable enhancement in the saving files capability using the One Drive service.

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