Along with taking inputs from the phone, the software giant has highlighted the idea of expanding phone features by adding MR overlay. MWC 2019: Microsoft’s New HoloLens 2 With Eye-Tracking Sensor Launched in Barcelona at $3500.
“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.
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.
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.