At CES 2016, Lenovo has announced that it will be introducing Project Tango enabled smartphone in collaboration with Google. This new smartphone will be available in summer 2016, and will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This Project Tango enabled mobile device turns the screen into a magic window that can overlay digital information and objects onto the real world. Lenovo, Google, and Qualcomm Technologies are working closely together to optimize the software and hardware to ensure consumers get the most out of the Project Tango platform.
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. App developers can transform your home into a game level, or create a magic window into virtual and augmented environments. 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. Using the sensor in the device, Project Tango devices can also capture the 3D dimensions of the room, giving measurements that can be used to help you when shopping for furniture or decorations, as stated by Lenovo in its press statement.
Lenovo is also inviting developers to help grow the budding Project Tango app ecosystem. Interested developers can submit their Project Tango app proposals at https://www.google.com/atap/project-tango/app-incubator for a chance to win funding and the chance to have their app featured on Lenovo’s upcoming smartphone. The submission closes on Feb. 15, 2016.