More evidence Microsoft is bringing its Mixed Reality Viewer to Android PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Sunday, 08 October 2017 18:05

We posted a few days ago that Microsoft was looking for developers to create a 3D scanning and augmented reality application for mobile devices. At the time it was not clear which platform this was for, though we assumed it was for iOS or Android, given the lack of Windows 10 Mobile handsets. Now Italian site Surface-phone.it has noticed that Microsoft has delivered the answer to us all the way back in May, in their promotional video for Story Remix, which clearly shows a Samsung phone running Microsoft’s then View 3D app, now Mixed Reality Viewer. At the time Microsoft painted it as part of the workflow of users, being able to capture information on the phone they own already and process it on their PC, but it was not clear then if Microsoft was simply talking about transferring media via OneDrive. In light of the job posting it now seems clear that Microsoft intends to develop a dedicated Mixed Reality application for Android (and likely iOS) that will let users capture images, view 3D models and possible scan items in 3D, a feature Microsoft promised for Windows 10 Mobile, but never delivered...Full details can be found on our FORUM