Google’s Project Tango will debut via a Lenovo phone. The Chinese company is planning to become the first producer in the tech industry with a smart phone operating with Project Tango in the second semester of 2016.
Further information about these upcoming gadgets is unknown, but the company said at its media conference during CES this week that the handset will not be bigger than current 6.5” phones, have a will have a price tag below $500 and run on a Qualcomm chip system.
The cameras and sensor required to use Project Tango will be installed in a vertical direction on the upper part of the gadget. Initially presented two years ago by Google’s team of experts, Project Tango is developed to monitor the 3D movement of the phone, while simultaneously making a map with all elements in its surrounding environment.
Thanks to Project Tango’s innovative features, any phone can become a wonder display of the actual world by allowing it to learn space and movements that go beyond the limitations of a regular gadget, said the company’s’ representatives at their press meeting.
By collaborating with Lenovo, Project Tango’s specialists were capable to make their venture more available to customers and app designers around the globe to both use and build better experiences that combine real world and virtual reality.
Google had formerly sold a series of Project Tango tablets that worked with the Android OS and used Nvidia’s Tegra processors, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. Along with conventional mobile receptors such as an accelerometer and a gyroscope, the systems also used movement-tracking cameras assisted by infrared indicators.
Once turned on, the phone’s display will offer useful data about the customer’s location and things in view. Then, the device will be capable to identify areas in homes, workplaces, outside or around other places.
Sensors inside it will track gesture or human activity and the gadget will know when people are moving in different directions. As a person goes around the room, the details overlaid on a phone change in accord with these motions.
Project Tango’s technological innovation could guide customers to conference areas or to particular things in a house, since receptors in the product will identify forms and elements close by. Its display will also represent a door to augmented or virtual realities, which may be mixed with our real world.
That feature may be applied for innovative game playing and in various training systems. During the same period as introducing their future device, Lenovo and Google have released an application incubator platform, where designers can publish their app concepts that use Project Tango.
The chosen applications will be financed, installed and presented on the gadget. All submissions for this app incubator can be sent until Feb 15. Some other question is if Lenovo is the only partner of Google or if the US giant will announce more cellular devices with other producers during this year.
Tango is still a new thing for now and the search engine will not release it on a huge number of Android gadgets just yet. Earlier this week at CES 2016, Lenovo’s officials said that the organization would be putting on hold its acquired Motorola brand in favor of a more specific name.
They informed the tech media that this marketing modification will permit Lenovo to shifts its products into a more premium segment. Previously, the Chinese producer has concentrated its efforts on lower end devices and on emerging countries.
This is a strategy that Lenovo wants to change, the representatives affirmed, so Moto will represent its sub-brand that focuses on the popular and efficiency side, while Vibe will become a sub-brand for entry and mid-range phones. The future Project Tango device will too be sold under Lenovo-branded concepts.
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