Yesterday we echoed the news regarding the depletion of the HoloLens Development Edition in the Microsoft Store. It is true that the commercial model was still available but this lack of units of the HoloLens for developers raised suspicions.
In fact, all the rumors then pointed to an ever closer release of the second-batch HoloLens. Those that still have no name but which has even been commented that could have been leaked “accidentally” by NASA in one of their videos. Rumors that now regain strength thanks to social networks.
The MSPU has echoed the discovery made by the well-known Twitter user WalkingCat (@ h0x0d), which has revealed new information about the peripheral in which the Redmond workers could be working. It has been thanks to the DLLs that have been meticulously studied in the latest Windows 10 Build, already belonging to the 19H1 branch, the next big update, in which you have found new clues.
seen this in HologramCompositor.dll in RS5:
now this in HologramCompositor.dll in 19H1:
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) December 26, 2018
We knew for now that they had the code name Sydney, that they would be lighter, more powerful and cheaper. And now we also know that tests are being carried out with this second generation of HoloLens and Windows 10 19H1.
The file “.DLL” in question is called “HologramCompositor.dll” and inside it contains a reference to Sydney, which suggests that these HoloLens could reach the market in parallel with the big update that Microsoft launches in the spring.
We will see some HoloLens with a better processor (there is the talk of a SoC based on the XR1 platform from Qualcomm ) inside, ready to work with Artificial Intelligence and with a depth camera with enhanced Kinect functions. The great goal of Microsoft, along with its commitment to the cloud to mitigate the Windows Phone crash, maybe the Augmented Reality and the second generation of the HoloLens may be the first step to try.