Lenovo Brings World’s First Project Tango Device

By : |February 23, 2016 0

Mobile World Congress witnessed an interesting, out-of-the-box launch event when Project Tango took us to Barcelona Museum and enhanced the entire experience of art lovers by being the perfect guide. Project Tango uses augmented reality, precise measurements, indoor way-finding to bring motion tracking, depth perception, and area Learning to mobile devices and tablets.

Lenovo is going o be the world’s first Project Tango-enabled device for consumers.  The agenda of this partnership is to run Google’s neural calculation algorithms locally on a device and therefore not have to rely on an internet connection.

In MWC16, Google used The Palau National Palace which is a gigantic Renaissance-style palace built in 1929 to launch the Project Tango. The palace now serves as the main art museum in Barcelona.


Without GPS or Wi-Fi, Project Tango was there to guide through all the perplexing ways of the museum. Project Tango manages to know the exact position of the device holder just scanning its whereabouts. You move the tablet left to right in front of you, allowing Project Tango to visually ascertain your location, and a virtual trail of blue dots appears to guide you.

Tango’s sensors and camera generate augmented and 3-D virtual reality (AR/VR) renderings into goggles that can be transferred or shared across devices in real time and space. To do this, it needs to know where it is in space, and in relation to external objects. The software also lets you scan and explore things which provide more information in an amplified reality setup.

The recently launched software comes with some low-points, for e.g. if too many people cross the path of the camera, Project Tango loses the trail and you have to stop and scan patiently around you to let the software find your position again. If you are trying to use the software in any place, it’s not going to work before you visit the app and map the surroundings.

The technology is promising, but it is expected that Tango 3-D virtual products might hit the market over the next few years. Are you all set to do the tango?

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