Project Tango: Google’s 3D technology project that allows users to explore their physical environment on mobile devices without using external signals like GPS.
The term Project Tango was in news in the second week of January 2016 as Lenovo, a Chinese multinational computer technology company, announced that it entered into a partnership with Google for the project.
As part of the partnership, Lenovo will launch a new smartphone that can “see” and map out surroundings without external signals like satellite-based global positioning system (GPS).
Features of Google’s Project Tango
• It gives a mobile device the ability to navigate the physical world, similar to how we do as humans, without using GPS or other external signals.
• The project was unveiled by Google in June 2014 and has features like motion tracking, depth perception, area learning that are based on 3D technology.
• It brings a new kind of spatial perception to mobiles and tablets by adding advanced computer vision, image processing, and special vision sensors.
• The project works on various Android device platforms that run C, Java, and Unity.
• It is an open project in the sense that it allows technology partners and developers community to develop to create new user experiences.
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