Lenovo this summer smartphone with Google Project Tango

Jan

8

2016

Lenovo still brings this summer a mainstream smartphone equipped with Google Project Tango to bring environments 3d map to include augmented reality applications. The phone will cost less than $ 500.

Lenovo and Google have a year working for the Project Tango-technology small enough to be integrated into a smartphone. This has led to a smartphone that will appear globally in the summer of 2016. The design of the unit is not exactly fixed, but Lenovo says that in any case, get a screen diagonal of less than 6.5. ”

Lenovo revealed at the announcement at CES or images of prototypes, which feature a vertically positioned camera module. That module consists of a regular camera, a fisheyecamera and depth sensors. This combination, the device can provide sufficient data to obtain a three-dimensional impression of the environment and to create a virtual representation of areas.

Lenovo Tango Project

Google has developed itself already a tablet with the technology. During a demonstration of this device for example Google showed how the camera image a point on the ceiling and was put on the floor, then was was automatically drawn a line and given the distance. Google also showed how was given to the surface of a carpet after the set of points at the corners.

The mapping of areas simply by smartphone or tablet is set up, it could be useful for example in the construction, but also in the organization of spaces using augmented reality. Google demonstrated an app that allows users virtual banks and refrigerators were put into the chamber, where the bank was automatically displayed in the proper perspective and in places could be where for example in a table. Another application is in the area of ​​gaming. The company showed virtual pets that ran across the floor and the game Jenga on a virtual table.

Google and Lenovo at the same time announced the App Incubator program for Tango. Developers have until February to make their ideas known. The best of these will have the opportunity to develop their app with the help of the two companies, after which it can be delivered to the smartphone when it appears.

Google made ​​last year, already known to work with Intel to equip a Project Tango phone with Intel’s Real Sense. About this cooperation is nothing more announced. Intel does now have a real Sense Development Kit for smartphones, the company is also demonstrating at CES.

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