From Lenovo and Google’s First Smartphone Project Tango

The Cabinet is augmented reality have become finally two universes converged, to achieve this important step Lenovo and Google, which in a joint event at CES 2016 announced the arrival of the first smartphone ‘ Project Tango ‘. After you have made an expensive tablet dedicated primarily to developers, the two ‘ big ‘ have decided to join forces and develop a consumer device that can integrate this highly advanced technology Google.

Thus, a project for the Suns ‘ insiders ‘, Lenovo has announced a launch price below $ 500 and global distribution, despite the present structure (remember that Lenovo doesn’t sell in Europe, it only does so by Motorola). We do not know the name and if it is a new Nexus with multimedia capability is enhanced, but off stage they assured us we will have a display less than 6.5 inches, System-on-Chip and three image sensors.

Thanks to the merger of their know-how this will lead to a reduced size as seen in Google Labs of Project Tango, which is a mobile device that can map the space around us in real time and pave the way for a range of new applications based on augmented reality. The track is indoor, extremely precise and responsive: on stage, and immediately after the event, we were shown a variety of games and applications, leveraging however the ‘ old ‘ tablet. Evidently the prototype is not yet at this level of development to allow a public debut.

For the commercial launch will have to wait until next summer, meanwhile Google and Lenovo will trigger the Project Tango App Incubator, a hub where channel the best ideas of developers and create a real ecosystem in support.

In short, no matter the megapixels and the benchmarks, Lenovo and Google have taken the game to another level, and at this price are practically inviting everyone to participate.

We update with the official press release:

Lenovo and Google team up for new device Project Tango

  • Lenovo is developing as OEM the first smartphone enabled “Project Tango” in collaboration with Google
  • Technology Project Tango allows the mobile device to “navigate” the physical environment as well as it does for the human being
  • Developers have been invited to submit proposals for app for Project Tango that will be evaluated and possibly loaded on new Lenovo smartphone Project Tango

LAS VEGAS, NV – January 8, 2016: at CES2016 Lenovo has announced that it is committed to the development of the first mobile device with “Project Tango”, in collaboration with Google.

Available from summer 2016, the new smartphone based on Qualcomm ® Snapdragon ™, turns the screen into a sort of magic window able to overlay digital information and real-world objects.

Lenovo, Google and Qualcomm Technologies are working together to optimize the software and hardware in order to provide users the best of Project Tango.

Google Project Tango is a technology platform that uses an advanced computer vision, depth sensors and motion detectors to create a 3D screen viewing experience, allowing users to navigate through your device, the physical environment that surrounds them.

It is a combination of hardware and software that enables the device to react to every movement of the user, whether you take one step forward, backward or sideways. App developers can turn our House into the level of a game or create a magic window towards augmented reality and virtual environments.Project Tango devices can recognize the places have already been, such as the living room of a House, an Office, or even a public place.

Unlike GPS systems, Project Tango movement sensing system works indoors and lets you explore precisely a mall, or even to find a particular object at a specific store.

Using the integral finger sensor, Project Tango can also capture 3D dimensions of the room, providing, for example, measures to choose new furniture or home accessories.

As part of this partnership, HOWSMB has invited developers to support the growth of the ecosystem of apps based on Project Tango. This project is characterized by technological potentialities that give developers the opportunity to develop until now unimaginable.