(From Gadgets 360)
At the Lenovo Tech World 2016 event in San Francisco, Yang Yuanqing – Chairman and CEO of Lenovo – announced the first consumer facing Project Tango smartphone during the keynote address on Thursday. With the consumer launch, Google has graduated the project to call it just Tango.
Called the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the smartphone was developed in collaboration with Google, and is meant to make “AR and VR as pervasive as your GPS.” The smartphone will become globally available on retail shelves in September, and Lenovo said they are expected to start shipping from online stores in August. The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is priced at $499 (roughly Rs. 33,500).
Project Tango is centred around machine vision, with a camera and sensor setup that provides motion tracking, depth perception, and area learning. This can enable augmented reality applications like indoor navigation, search, and gaming. With depth sensing, it can be used gesture tracking in virtual reality. Read more