Learn about Google’s Tango 3D mapping technology in three new videos


Lenovo has launched the first-ever smartphone to incorporate Google Tango, Google’s 3D mapping technology that used to be referred to as ‘Project Tango.’ Google shows just how capable Tango is in three of its new videos.

Late last week, Lenovo introduced the world to the Phab2 Pro, the first smartphone to implement Tango support. We’ve been hearing about Tango for years thinking it was more of a concept than an actual tool, but now we have it. Your future flagship smartphone may very-well support Tango. Right now, manufacturers just need to figure out how to hide all the different sensors required for the 3D mapping technology to work. Things look a bit busy on the rear exterior of the Phab2 Pro. It would be nice to get something a bit cleaner.

Tango can help you do a lot of great things you wouldn’t normally being able to do with say Google Maps or Google Earth. Tango can help you discover objects right inside your living room in the third dimension using just a smartphone camera. Google shows us some examples of how Tango can entertain kids, be good for education and even help you in remodeling your home. There’s a lot of potential for Tango and we can’t wait to see where it ends up a few years from now.

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