On Sunday, Microsoft did what everyone expected to see the long-awaited HoloLens 2 launch.
AR's main competitor, Magic Leap, responded with a series of announcements, including a new partnership with South Korea's SK Telecom and a new app from CNN.
A Chinese startup that wanted to compete with Microsoft and Magic Leap (Nreal) made a big step toward mainstream appeal with HoloLens 2 with the support of Qualcomm
Hands-On New AR-Gold Standard  There has been much speculation in the past week about the possibilities of Microsoft's HoloLens 2, but few had the chance to take a look at whether the company's claims are based on what holoLens inventor Alex Kipman showed on stage Has.
Nevertheless, in the midst of mass noise and the tech brand of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, we were able to secure some time alone with the device in a private room to put it to the acid test.
Continue Reading for Our Thoughts on Next-Generation HoloLens and Why It's the Best Augmented Reality Experience Ever …
REALITY BITES: Days before the unveiling of HoloLens 2 was Microsoft is in the midst of a controversy in the form of an employee protest over military contracts to provide the HoloLens to the US Army. This week, CEO Satya Nadella defended the company, stating that it offers technology to every country that has a democratic process.
Magic Leap Strikes Wireless Deal with South Korea's SK Telecom
How Magic Leap Expands Influence in the US With the help of mobile operator AT & T, Augmented Reality startup is also working in East Asia.
This week, Magic Leap announced a partnership with SK Telecom that will make the South Korean telecom giant an exclusive mobile network partner of AR in the country.
REALITY BITES: For the manufacturer of glass goggles North, the bad news continues. The latest black cloud is coming to the news that Ottawa is withdrawing its $ 24 million (paywall) investment to the north after the company has fired a significant portion of its workforce. However, the show must continue as North will be taking its showroom to Spark Social in San Francisco Bay this weekend.
Neal Light in Depth and how it works with smartphones
This week, China-based Nreal has made the potential mass adoption of its smart glass product Nreal Light AR much more likely by giving users the option of a smartphone rather than the first hip-computer included in the first iteration of the product.
This announcement was paired with the news that the company had also received $ 15 million in additional investment. This time around, the news is that Nreal will be pairing the Nreal Light-Brill part of their system with smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 855 chip from Qualcomm.
Continue reading to find out what we think about the experience of AR by Nreal Light And why does Nreal have a real chance of mainstream success with its tethered smart glasses …
REALITY BITES: The 5G drum continues with Niantic CEO John Hanke, who developed the technology for the development of augmented reality experiences (such as the company's AR cloud system, the Niantic Real World Platform) at its presentation at MWC. He also showed new demo material of the Real World Platform in action.
CNN Moves from Channel to Magic Leap
News junkies who own the Magic Leap One received some good news on Thursday, as CNN has released an app for the headset to display the network's coverage in Augmented Reality ,
The on-demand CNN app provides live news, on-demand programs, and CNN, CNNi, and HLN digital exclusive programs through Lumin OS's Magic Leap Lumin OS screens feature.
Read on to learn how AT & T's investment in Magic Leap anticipated the CNN app and why it signals that a consumer-grade Magic Leap could be closer than expected …  Every Friday, Next Reality reviews the latest headlines on the financial side of augmented and mixed reality. This weekly Market Reality column contains information on funding announcements, mergers and acquisitions, market analysis and the like. Check out earlier editions of Market Reality for more news that you may have missed.