Asus confirms development augmented-reality glasses




Asus CEO Jerry Shen confirmed that the company is an augmented-reality glasses will be cast. The glasses must be available in the coming year. It is unclear whether Asus enters the project in collaboration with Microsoft.

This says Cnet following an earnings webcast from Asus. Until recently, it was the company in discussions with Microsoft about developing an augmented-reality glasses. Asus examined when the opportunity to create their own version of the HoloLens. There are no details about the progress of these plans. It is expected that the price of the Asus glasses will be below that of the HoloLens. The latter will cost $ 3000, converted 2800 euro. In addition, however, it comes to the DevKit. It is not yet sure if and when a consumer version becomes available.

With this announcement, Asus chooses the direction of augmented reality, as opposed to virtual reality. CEO Jerry Shen says that ‘you can merge all into a reality augented scene “and that” augmented reality an important role to play in people’s lives. ”

Asus focuses on the computer market. Yet there is a clear trend towards expanding the range including the Zenfones and Zenwatch. Shen also made ​​known that Asus is going to deliver before the end of this year 20.5 million smartphones and is on track to make 30 million of them in 2016.


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