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5 Reasons HoloLens Won't Be The Next Google Glass

Analysts point to reasons why Microsoft's newest holographic headset, HoloLens, won't go down the same road as Google's unsuccessful venture with Google Glass.

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Through The Looking Glass

Industry specialists bubbled with excitement after Microsoft unveiled HoloLens, a holographic, headset-based computer, during its Windows 10 launch. But skeptics pointed to physical similarities between HoloLens and Google Glass, a Google-produced headset that was recently pulled off the market as the company reworks a new Glass product.

While analyst Patrick Moorhead, president and principal Analyst of Moor Insights & Strategy, a tech analyst firm based in Austin, Texas, acknowledged these similarities, he pointed to marked differences between how Google and Microsoft are handling the headset products.

"It's too early to tell if HoloLens will be successful, but what I like is Microsoft's approach to the product," he said.

CRN looked at five different decisions Microsoft is making that may put HoloLens on a different road from Google Glass.

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