Google Offering Developers More Tools to Tango
Google today made a tablet available to developers interested in its Project Tango. Google launched Project Tango in February, which is meant to help teach devices to sense and map the three-dimensional world around them. Google kicked the project off with a special Android handset equipped with special sensors. Today, Google is expanding Project Tango to include an Android tablet made by Nvidia with Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor on board. Developers can use the Project Tango Tablet and associated SDK to make applications that track full 3D motion and capture surfaces in the environment. Google said developers can register for one of the tablet kits, which costs $1,024 and will be available later this year. Google hopes the 3D-sensing smartphone and tablet will help developers create rich and immersive applications for Android devices.
Review: Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and Project Tango
The Phab 2 Pro is the first Project Tango handset to reach the market and sets the stage for our augmented reality-filled future. This massive Android smartphone features four cameras and the ability to track motion and measure distances.
Hands On with the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Project Tango Phone
Lenovo showed off what it claims is the first Project Tango smartphone, the Phab 2 Pro. This gigantic Android smartphone boasts four cameras to help it capture and create augmented and virtual reality content.
Project Tango Adds Indoor Positioning Tool
Project Tango, Google's augmented reality platform, gains a new virtual position system that can locate phones indoors. Google envisions it as a helpful tool in retail and similar environments, helping people navigate stores to find items.
Google Says ARCore Will Push Augmented Reality to the Android Masses
Google today introduced ARCore, a software developer kit that will bring augmented reality to existing and future Android smartphones without the special hardware required by Project Tango. Google says it built ARCore on the foundation set by Project Tango, but has tweaked it in a way the will allow most devices to run AR apps and content.
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