Microsoft is bringing HoloLens to China in 2017

Microsoft is holding its WinHEC event in Shenzhen, China today, where the company has made a number of announcements. For one thing, the company said that Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors will be able to run full Windows 10 in the future using virtualization. But as you might expect, there's also some news on the mixed reality front.

The firm announced that it will be bringing HoloLens to China in the first half of 2017, having already submitted it for government approval. It will be available to "developers and commercial customers", which means that the unit sold in that region will be the same Development Edition that's currently sold.

Back in October, Microsoft opened up pre-orders for the device in United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand, which are all shipping now. And then at the end of November, the company began offering HoloLens in Japan.

Microsoft is certainly continuing to expand on its mixed reality ambitions, and it's not just in HoloLens. The Windows Holographic shell will be part of Windows 10 beginning with the Creators Update, and the company has already announced a number of lower priced headsets. In fact, the firm also announced the minimum specs to use them.

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