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Google collaborates with Lenovo to unveil first Tango smartphone

Google collaborates with Lenovo to unveil first Tango smartphone
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Google says it has taken the next step in its Tango project by partnering Lenovo to roll out new Tango enabled Lenovo PHAB2 PRO.

[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” arrow=”yes”]Citing an example, Google says Tango will let a user who is shopping for a new bed view his/her bedroom through his/her phone and visualize different options and even walk around the virtual furniture like it’s actually there.[/quote]According to the tech company, the Project Tango team- Google’s technology platform that uses computer vision to enable mobile devices, has been working to help devices understand physical space and motion more like people do, for the past three years and has finally developed “Tango” in collaboration with Lenovo

Screen size of  Lenovo Vibe P1m
The Lenovo Vibe P1m

Tango is designed to help users answer a new set of questions about their world through specialised hardware and apps, Google says, adding that some of the coolest apps that work with Tango are the ones that overlay digital objects on top of users’ surroundings.

Citing an example,  Google says Tango will let a user who is shopping for a new bed view his/her bedroom through his/her phone and visualize different options and even walk around the virtual furniture like it’s actually there.

With a Tango enabled phone, Google stressed that users also have a toy box, a solar system, and a pet shop in their pocket and with which users can play with a huge set of dominoes, explore the planets, defend themselves from invading aliens, or even feed their virtual dog all through their phone. Google added that the best part is that users don’t have to clean up afterwards.

Stating its future plans regarding Tango, Google says it is working towards enabling Tango to help users navigate a mall, museum or place they’ve never been and also overlay directions to users’ destination, then provide more info once users get to their destination.

Whether users’ are shopping, playing, or just finding their way around, Tango helps them explore the world in a new way, Google says, adding that there are already lots of great apps exploring these new capabilities, and as Tango finds its way into more devices, there will be more to come.

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