Microsoft snubs Hololens loyalists by already ending feature updates – even though version 2 isn't out yet | 7/30/2019 | Staff
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Microsoft will no longer improve the operating system for its Hololens headset, save for security fixes.

The Windows giant updated its firmware earlier this month for the headset but in the notes accompanying the release noted that the "HoloLens (1st gen) is entering Long Term Servicing (LTS) state."

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In plain English that means it will no longer update the system to add new features i.e. it is effectively abandoning the kit. It will still provide security updates but doesn't say for how long. The reference to first-generation Hololens is a little unusual given that the second generation isn't actually on the market yet.

You can pre-order a Hololens 2 for a market-busting $3,500 (even the over-hyped Magic Leap One costs $2,295) and that doesn't include access to its developer program, which starts at an additional $99 a month. The original unit was $3,000 for developers and $5,000 for enterprise customers.

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Microsoft showed off its updated Hololens 2 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February but it has still yet to give a launch date. So the tech goliath is cutting off updates to its current product – not exactly a glowing endorsement of the technology.

Hololens 2 appears to be a marked improvement on the first headset. It has doubled the field-of-view, which is the most critical...
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