Lenovo and Google have been working together for a year to find a mainstream use for Google’s experimental Project Tango technology. Today we’re getting information about the very first Google Tango device for consumers. They’re actually gonna do it. This is very ambitious.
Ever since Google first showed the world its 3D-aware technology about two years ago, it’s been pretty hard to explain what exactly Project Tango technology does. In short, it uses a variety of sensors to give a mobile device a realistic awareness of the physical world around it so that you can interact with it. Basically, the goal is to develop sophisticated augmented reality on a mobile device. The sensors on prototypes included a depth sensor, an RGB camera, a motion tracking camera, as well as more common sensors like a gyroscope an accelerometer.