CES 2016: Lenovo and Google ‘Project Tango’ Make A New World With 3D Mapping


Google’s much talked about experiment ‘Project Tango’ will soon move from being an experiment to a thing of reality and Lenovo will be the first manufacturer to come up with a device that will incorporate the ‘Project Tango’, this announcement was made at the recently concluded CES (Consumer Electronics Show), Las Vegas, Nevada. They also made announcements about the time frame the first smartphone with Project Tango built in will be available and the price tag that the smartphone will come carrying. Okay, so the Lenovo’s Project Tango Smartphone will be available this summer and the product will see a global launch, further, it will not be priced about $500 (Rs. 33,400, approximately). Revealing more information about the device, Lenovo and Google said that the smartphone will be “less than 6.5 inches” in size.

For the one’s who do not know what the Project Tango is, this idea was first unveiled two years ago, and the Project Tango technology enables the device to interact with it’s surrounding, it features a combination of cameras and sensors that helps the device to map the 3D space around them in real time.

CES 2016: Lenovo and Google ‘Project Tango’ Make A New World With 3D Mapping

Lenovo and Google ‘Project Tango’ Make A New World With 3D Mapping

According to Google, their Project Tango will make some really things possible, read below to know what Google has to say about its Project Tango –

“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 have been before, for example your living room, office, or some public spaces. Unlike GPS, Project Tango motion tracking works indoors, which allows users to navigate precisely through a shopping mall, or find a specific item at the store where that information is available. With the help of the sensors in it, Project Tango devices can even capture the 3D dimensions of the room, giving measurements, which can be used to assist you when shopping for furniture or decorations.”

Lenovo and Google’s ‘Project Tango’ at CES 2016

While making the announcement at CES, Johnny Lee, the Project Tango Lead, Google said – “With Project Tango, the smartphone becomes a magic window into the physical world by enabling it to perceive space and motion that goes beyond the boundaries of a touch screen, By working with Lenovo, we’ll be able to make Project Tango more accessible to users and developers all over the world to both enjoy and create new experiences that blends the virtual and real world.”

Seshu Madhavapeddy, the vice president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies, who was also present at the event said – “Qualcomm Technologies is very happy that Lenovo and Google are bringing a Project Tango-enabled device into the market so that consumers can experience a whole new level of advanced connected mobile computing apps and services across video, imaging and graphics. Qualcomm Technologies has great and long history of working with the developer community ensuring all of the experiences that Project Tango and Lenovo are set to deliver are well optimized for the Snapdragon processor.”