Microsoft’s first-gen HoloLens device has been out for years. It was originally announced back in 2015, and it’s been out for a few years now. With Microsoft already working to get the HoloLens 2 out, it’s getting ready to slowly phase out the original HoloLens.
The company recently announced (via Windows Central) it’s no longer going to offer any further major OS updates for the first-gen HoloLens. The device is now in Long Term Servicing (LTS), which means all the future update it receives will entirely focus on minor fixes and security patches. Any future major Windows 10 updates, like the May 2019 update, or the upcoming 20H1 update, will not make it to the device.
HoloLens (1st gen) is entering Long Term Servicing (LTS) state. Future updates will focus on issue and security fixes, while maintaining feature parity with the Windows 10 October 2018 release for HoloLens (also known as RS5).
And that’s probably not a big deal for most people that own a HoloLens. Keep in mind, even though Microsoft had a fairly consumer-faced approach with the original HoloLens, it slowly moved away from consumers to the enterprise. Enterprise customers aren’t a fan of major updates and changes, so this won’t affect the majority of the HoloLens owners. And it also gives Microsoft the opportunity to focus on the software for the second-gen HoloLens.