Back in February, Google announced a new project that they were working on called Project Tango. The project was basically a smartphone that came with a pretty interesting camera that would be able to scan its surroundings in 3D, thus allowing it to use the captured data to generate 3D maps and virtual environments.
This might come in handy for those who are planning on renovating their homes or buying new furniture and they need to have a 3D model in order to better visualize what’s going on, and how much space that they might have to work with.
So we already know that Movidius’s Myriad 1 Vision will be what is powering Google’s Project Tango, but thanks to Myce.com, they have discovered additional details about the upcoming device on the Google Chrome issue tracker. Based on what has been discovered, it seems that developers are planning on adding support for Tango to the Google Chrome browser, and because of that, some specifications have been revealed in the process.
According to the specifications, Tango’s camera is said to feature a 4MP color backside camera, a 180-degree field of view fisheye camera, a 320×180@5Hz depth camera, and a front-facing camera with a 120-degree field of view, which is apparently similar to the human eye’s field of view.
As it stands Google’s Project Tango still remains in its early stages, although Google does have about 200 of such devices that they are ready to hand out to developers by the 14th of March. It will be interesting to see what will result from Project Tango and what sort of cool and innovative ideas developers will come up with, so check back with us at a later date to see if there are any further developments!