Google decided to close its AR project Tango. The decision is made finally - 1 March 2018, the project will cease to exist.
What is Tango
The Tango system was 2014 year. AT Within the framework of the project, a 3D space modeling system was created, then there is a Tango smartphones and tablets can form a detailed three-dimensional map of space and update it in real-time mode. For example, an application can specify the desired route in the store or move you to video game where you are will move so same as at real world.
However, for Tango you need cameras with special sensors, so with support of this platform for all the time There were only two devices left: Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and Asus ZenFone AR.
AT This year, Google embodied the development of Tango in AR-platform ARCore. The application does not requires special equipment and uses a camera and motion sensors. The system tracks the movement of objects, analyzes horizontal planes, the availability of light sources and their direction and captures virtual objects in real time.
Therefore, Google does not terminate the development related to augmented by reality. " Thank you to our incredible community of developers who have made progress in Tango for the last three years. we from We look forward to continuing our ARCore » , - it says in Twitter Tango.
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