Well, it’s about time Google proved us wrong. We’ve been wondering if Google’s Tango technology will ever make it out of project phase and into real world usage. Google has just announced that Project Tango is now just Tango, the camera technology which allows devices to measure depth and volume of objects. Simply, Tango allows your mobile device to see the world in 3D, and it will get its first application in Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro smartphone.
Google is officially launching Tango into the real world, and it’s bringing with it some goodies. Have you ever imagined walking in a furniture store, looking at a bed and then asking your phone if the bed will fit your bedroom at home? Tango brings with it a newfangled camera technology that will give your device a sense of space and motion.
With the use of specially designed apps, Tango allows you to overlay digital objects on top of your surroundings, as in augmented reality. Tango also gives gaming in augmented reality a further quality boost. And as we have seen before, Tango can also help users specifically navigate popular locations – even inside buildings.
The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will arrive this summer, and it brings with it an array of 3 cameras at the back to do the 3D rendering. The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset and 4GB RAM, and should set you back USD$499 when Lenovo launches it this summer.