Last year the Lenovo Phab 2 was launched, and while Lenovo launching a new phone wouldn’t have raised too many eyebrows, what made the Phab 2 different is that it is the world’s first Project Tango smartphone. For those unfamiliar, Project Tango is basically Google’s take on augmented reality (AR) technology, and unfortunately it looks like that particular project is coming to an end.
Google today announced the launch of a new software development kit called ARCore. This SDK is going to enable the company to add augmented reality capabilities to existing and future Android smartphones. Interested developers can start experimenting with this software development kit right now.
ASUS first unveiled the ZenFone AR handset back at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in January. Not only was it referred to as the world’s first smartphone with a whopping 8GB of RAM, its claim to fame is that it’s one of the very few devices out there that have support for Google’s Project Tango mobile augmented reality technology.
While Lenovo might have been the first one on the scene to launch a Project Tango-enabled smartphone, it looks like its competitor ASUS wasn’t too far behind as the company announced earlier this year the ZenFone AR. However the question is when will it be available?
It has been confirmed today that Verizon is going to be the first carrier in the United States to sell a Project Tango smartphone. ASUS ZenFone AR, only the second smartphone ever to support Google’s augmented reality platform, is going to be available on Verizon in the United States later this summer.
Earlier this year at CES 2017, the folks at ASUS took the wraps off a smartphone in the form of the ASUS ZenFone AR. What made this particular handset interesting is the fact that it is a Project Tango device, which means that Lenovo is no longer the only company making such handsets.
Since it would be a difficult and expensive task to try and bring students in a classroom to various parts of the world for educational experiences, what Google has done is launch Expeditions which basically allows educators to give students a similar experience using the technology of virtual reality.
So far every year for the past few years without fail Google has hosted its annual Google I/O event, and this year the company is back with the 2017 version. Just like Microsoft’s BUILD conferences or Apple’s WWDC, Google I/O is mostly about software and services, where Google will introduce new software and potentially launch new services for its customers to check out, and we expect that this year will […]
Into the Wild: An Immersive Adventure at ArtScience Museum in Singapore Delivered on the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro with Tango
A collaboration between Google, Lenovo, WWF and Singapore artist Brian Gothong Tan, and in association with Panasonic and Qualcomm, Into the Wild is a virtual adventure that turns over 1,000 square meters of the Singapore ArtScience Museum, into a virtual rainforest. Moreover, all that, using the world’s first Tango-enabled smartphone unveiled in June 2016, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.
[CES 2017] While Lenovo might have been the first out of the door with a Tango-enabled phone, it seems that ASUS might have beaten them to the punch as being the first to offer up a phone that is not only Tango-enabled, but also a Daydream-ready handset in the form of the ASUS ZenFone AR.
Google introduced Project Tango about two years ago. The idea is to use special sensors on a mobile device to map 3D spaces for augmented reality applications. Lenovo was the first to come out with a Project Tango device, the Phab2 Pro. The device has received mixed reviews but that was to be expected since it’s a first-generation device. It appears that the company might be working on a new […]
Lenovo was the first manufacturer to show off the very first Project Tango smartphone earlier this year. It comes with Google’s augmented reality features. Lenovo released the Phab 2 Pro about a week ago and now Asus has said that it has developed a Tango-compatible smartphone of its own. The company has confirmed that it’s going to show off its Project Tango smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show early next […]
The first Project Tango smartphone was unveiled by Lenovo. It showed off the Phab2 Pro earlier this year in June and said that it would be released by the fall. We heard a rumor recently which suggested that the handset might be launched on November 15th and that has indeed turned out to be the case. Lenovo today announced the release of its first Project Tango smartphone, the Phab2 Pro.
Lenovo announced its Project Tango smartphone a few months ago, called the Phab2 Pro, it was supposed to be released in the summer this year but it was delayed. The company said that it would release this handset at some point in the fall this year and today it appears to have quietly revealed when the Phab2 Pro is going to be released. Lenovo Phab2 Pro Project Tango smartphone might […]
Lenovo confirmed its Project Tango smartphone a few months ago. It’s called the Phab2 Pro and it was actually supposed to be released this summer but it’s not out yet. Lenovo delayed the release and said that it would be released at some point in the fall this year. Some even speculated that perhaps this handset may never see the light of day. A new report claims that Lenovo is […]
Just recently, Lenovo launched the PHAB2 Pro, the first commercial handset equipped with Project Tango (official site), a Google software that makes a phone particularly aware of its physical surrounding. Built like a portable cousin of Kinect, Tango knows exactly how the handset moves in space because it projects an infrared (IR) grid from the back of the device. That device was equipped with the Snapdragon 652 processor, but Qualcomm just […]
It’s been two years since Google launched Project Tango, a technology which combines both hardware and software to give handsets and tablets a visual and spatial awareness which they didn’t have until now. The development phase is over, and the Lenovo PHAB 2 Pro is the first commercial handset to use the technology and we had an opportunity to take the early units for a short spin.
Several days ago, Lenovo and Google teased an announcement in which it suggested that both companies will be working on something related to Project Tango. It was highly-speculated that the end result could be some kind of commercial smartphone, and it looks like if you were a betting kind of person, you’d be right.Today, both Lenovo and Google have announced a partnership in which the former will be making a […]
If you’re curious about the future of Google’s Project Tango, you might be interested to learn that Google and Lenovo will be teaming up to make an announcement on the 7th of January, as you can see from the teaser above. Interestingly enough this takes place right smack in the middle of CES 2016, which we suppose is as good a platform as any.Unfortunately apart from the image of a […]
If you’ve always been curious about Google’s Project Tango and have been looking to give it a try, you can now do so. It seems that Google has recently put the device up for sale where it is priced at $512 and the best part of it is that you will not be required to have an invitation in order to purchase it.Despite the invitation-free purchase, Google does state on […]