Microsoft and Intel Partner For Project Evo
Written by Lucy Black   
Thursday, 08 December 2016

Microsoft and Intel have come together in a new "Wintel" collaboration. Project Evo is described as an initiative to improve how PCs think see and hear and will enhance "mixed reality" experiences.

Project Evo was among the announcements made at Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in Shenzen, China and reinforces a message delivered in June that Microsoft wants to make Windows 10 an important platform for mixed reality.

projectevo1

 

Intel unveiled its own "merged" reality VR headset, Project Alloy, in August 2016. While this could be seen as a competitor to the Microsoft HoloLens, as we reported then Intel is instead collaborating with Microsoft to make mixed reality mainstream in 2017.

According to Terry Myerson:

With Project Evo, Microsoft and Intel will deliver all-new ways for devices to light up with the latest in advanced security, artificial intelligence and Cortana, mixed reality, and gaming. Through this collaboration, devices of the future will leverage Microsoft and Intel innovations including:

    • Far-field speech communications so you can ask Cortana a question or play a song from across the room.
    • The latest security capabilities to protect devices from malware and hacking threats, advances in biometric authentication with Windows Hello, sophisticated insights from Microsoft’s Intelligent Security Graph, additional world-class security intelligence, and analytics from Intel.
    • Mixed reality experiences for everyone through affordable PCs and head mounted displays (HMDs) that blend the physical and virtual realities in ways that no other platform can.
    • Gaming innovations like eSports, game broadcasting and support for 4K, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Color Gamut (WCG), spatial audio, and Xbox controllers with native Bluetooth.

The following specific announcements were made at WinHEC: 

  • Microsoft has submitted Microsoft HoloLens for government approval in China with a view to making it available to developers and commercial customers in China in the first half of 2017.
  • It shared specifications co-developed with Intel for PCs that will power the first headsets capable of mixed reality. HMDs from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo will be available next year.
  • Joining those partners, 3Glasses, the leading China-based hardware developer for HMDs, will bring the Windows 10 experience to their S1 device in the first half of 2017, reaching more than 5 million monthly active customers in China who will gain access to: 
    • More than 20,000 universal Windows apps in the catalog
    • 3D objects from the web using Microsoft Edge to drag and drop into their physical world
    • Immersive WebVR content via Microsoft Edge
    • 360 degree videos available for the first time in the Movies & TV app
  • HMD developer kits will become available to developers at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, taking place at the end of February, 2017.

projectevo

More Information

Terry Myerson on Windows Blog 

Related Articles

Intel's Project Alloy Introduces Merged Reality 

Devs Exploring Emerging Technologies

Microsoft HoloLens For A Mixed Reality Future

 

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, sign up for our weekly newsletter, subscribe to the RSS feed and follow us on, Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin.

Banner


Google:We Have Quantum Supremacy IBM: No You Don't
23/10/2019

You think it would be easy to prove that a quantum computer was better than a classical computer. Google's Quantum Computer Group thinks that it has done just that, but has it?



The Perl Master Plan - Fact or Fiction?
12/11/2019

Will 'the Chill' Braswell, President of the Austin Perl Mongers but mostly know for his work on the RPerl fork, spearheads the "Perl Master Plan" initiative which aims to reinstate Perl as a prim [ ... ]


More News

 

graphics

 



 

Comments




or email your comment to: comments@i-programmer.info

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 December 2016 )