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Microsoft Planning to Combine Mixed Reality with Smartphones

However, Microsoft is not the only company thinking towards working on improving MR, VR and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences and mix them up with future smartphones

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A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

Microsoft is planning to combine smartphones with improved Mixed Reality (MR), a new patent filed by the company indicates, a report said.

In the patent, Microsoft is talking about the different input methods that could be leveraged when combined with smartphones to allow users to interact better with the virtual environment, web portal MSPoweruser said in the report on Thursday.

“The Virtual Reality (VR) experience may allow a user to interact with virtual objects in the experience. Various input devices for facilitating such interaction exist, such as hand-held controllers that provide translational and rotational input,” the report quoted Microsoft as noting in the patent.

Along with taking inputs from the phone, the software giant has highlighted the idea of expanding phone features by adding MR overlay

“The VR experience may represent a representation of the input device that visually displays the device and also provides a user interface for interacting with the device and the VR,” the patent reportedly added.

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Logo of Microsoft outside it’s office. Pixabay

The patent shows that the software giant is exploring new ways of incorporating VR and MR in its future devices, especially smartphones.

However, Microsoft is not the only company thinking towards working on improving MR, VR and Augmented Reality (AR) experiences and mix them up with future smartphones.

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Recently, Apple published an update titled, “Systems, methods and graphical user interfaces for interacting with Augmented and Virtual Reality environments”, as part of an existing patent filed in August 2018, the media had reported.

The patent filed by the iPhone-maker also shows that the company could be planning to develop an AR-based headset that would work alongside an iPhone to enable users experience an environment where computer images are overlaid on the real world. (IANS)

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This Smartphone by Vivo Creates The Record of Fastest Selling Smartphone in Company’s History

Priced at Rs 28,990, the device has some benchmark features such as the world's first 32 MP pop-up selfie camera

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Vivo to open E-stores in India to increase its market. Wikimedia Commons
Vivo to open E-stores in India to increase its market. Wikimedia Commons

The newly-launched Vivo V15 Pro has become the fastest selling smartphone in the V-series in its first week of sale on both offline and online channels, the company said on Monday.

India is the first market globally where the V15 Pro was launched and went on sale starting March 5.

“We are pleased with the response that we have received for the vivo V15 Pro. This is a proof of the continued trust and appreciation that our consumers place in us and our devices,” Nipun Marya, Director-Brand Strategy, Vivo India, said in a statement.

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The smartphone has 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio.

Priced at Rs 28,990, the device has some benchmark features such as the world’s first 32 MP pop-up selfie camera and AI-enabled 48 million Quad Pixel sensor+8MP+5MP triple rear camera.

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The device is the first in the industry to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675AIE octa-core processor supported by an enhanced CPU and GPU, which consumes less power. (IANS)