Tango ( named Project Tango in-testing) is an Augmented reality Computing platform, developed and authored by Google. It uses computer vision to enable mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to detect their position relative to the world around them without using GPS or other external signals.
It includes indoor navigation, 3D mapping, physical space measurement, environmental recognition, augmented reality, and windows into a virtual world.
Tango was developed by a team led by computer scientist Johnny Lee, a core contributor to Microsoft’s Kinect. In an interview in June 2015, Lee said, “We’re developing the hardware and software technologies to help everything and everyone understand precisely where they are, anywhere.
Firstly Tango Enabled Devices
Google has produced two devices to demonstrate the Tango technology: the discontinued Peanut phone and the Yellowstone 7-inch tablet. More than 3,000 of these devices had been sold as of June 2015.
In the summer of 2015, Qualcomm and Intel both announced that they are developing Tango reference devices as models for device manufacturers who use their mobile chipsets.
At CES, in January 2016, Google announced a partnership with Lenovo to release a consumer smartphone during the summer of 2016 to feature Tango technology marketed at consumers, noting a less than $500 price-point and a small form factor below 6.5 inches.
Lenovo Tech World 2016, Lenovo launched Phab 2 Pro the world’s first android consumer phone based on Tango, as well as releasing it as “Tango”.
In CES 2017 ASUS launched its Tango Enabled Flagship Android Smartphone in January named as ASUS Zenfone AR with ASUS Tricam System.
Data Courtesy Wikipedia, The verge, And Google Tango…