According to a new report from foreign media Windows Central, the next-generation HoloLens currently under development is codenamed "Sidney."
For better battery life and LTE connectivity, it will use an ARM processor and look for new ways to achieve a broader view.
In contrast, the original HoloLens used an Intel Cherry Trail processor and the battery life was only about 3 hours.
In addition to hardware specifications updates, the next-generation HoloLens will also usher in a new operating system based on Windows Core OS (a derivative of Windows 10):
This Windows 10 version is code-named Oasis and is designed for a mixed reality experience on HoloLens (and other future MR devices).
HoloLens 2 will be equipped with CShell, which isMicrosoftThe new adaptive UI can be used across all types of devices.
Of course, this is not the first time we have heard of Microsoft's plan. A few weeks ago there were reports that Microsoft’s new Composable Shell for Windows 10 devices will be available later this year.SurfaceDebut on the Hub.
As for the release time of HoloLens 2, it is currently unknown. However, Alex Kipman, inventor of HoloLens, revealed on LinkedIn recently that they can't wait to share some exciting work in the next few months.
Given that Build 2018 is just around the corner, we are expected to see it at the developer conference in May.