Tango: Google’s New AR System
After two years of waiting with bated breath, Google has finally launched its augmented reality system for the smartphone. Known as Tango, the system is now available to the public. While it is currently only accessible on the latest Lenovo Phab2 Pro, high-end Android phone users can expect it to be available on their devices over the next year. First, here is everything you need to know to be up-to-date about the AR system.
The Tango AR is a technology platform that is solely developed by Google. Using computer vision, the system enables mobile devices like tablets and smartphones, to locate their position according to what surrounds them. This is done without using GPS or any other external signal.
As of now, the Tango AR will support around 35 applications. While most developers are still in the process of understanding the technology and figure out ways to capitalize on its depth-sensing capability.
Gamers can use Tango to engage in gaming session that are intense on an all new level. However, what is certainly a lot more intriguing, are the non-gaming applications. Apps like iStaging, allow you to place virtual furniture around your house and visually see how a particular sofa or desk would look placed near each other.
Try out this app to really see how advanced the AR possibilities of Tango really are. While it is still developing and limited in scope, the possibilities are endless.
VR headset from Google. Tango offers numerous opportunities for inside out tracking and it can take the virtual reality experience to a whole new level. While the system is off to a slow start, this is just the beginning of a whole new era of technology.
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by techtalks @TechTalks November 24, 2016 11:09 AM UTC