Lenovo announced the development of the first consumer mobile device with Project Tango in collaboration with Google. The smartphone will be available in the summer of 2016. Project Tango is a partnership between Lenovo, Google and Qualcomm . The Project Tango is aimed at developing a smartphone that can allow users to create a 3D experience.
Lenovo's Tango Smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Google's Project Tango is a technology platform that uses advanced computer vision, depth sensing, and motion tracking to create on-screen 3D experiences, allowing users to explore their physical environments via their device. Specialized hardware and software combine to let the device react to every movement of the user, when they step forward, backward, or lean side to side.
Project Tango technology gives a mobile device the ability to navigate the physical world similar to how we do as humans. Project Tango brings a new kind of spatial perception to the Android device platform by adding advanced computer vision, image processing, and special vision sensors.
Project Tango-enabled devices can recognize places they've been before, like your living room, the office, or public spaces. Unlike GPS, Project Tango motion tracking works indoors, allowing users to navigate precisely through a shopping mall, or even find a specific item at the store where that information is available.
Project Tango is also a great opportunity for App developers. Project Tango's advanced technology capabilities let developers create apps they couldn't have before. Starting today, developers can submit their Project Tango app proposals here for a chance to win funding and the chance to have their app featured on Lenovo's upcoming smartphone. The submission period closes on Feb. 15, 2016.