After the sale of Motorola’s mobile division of Lenovo Google left with a substantial part of U.S. patent producer and its advanced technology department, which is responsible for the project on development of modular smartphones Project Ara. Yesterday the same department presented its new development – Project Tango.
Project Tango is specially designed smartphone having 5-inch display, 4-megapixel camera, a depth sensor, a camera to track the movements and two powerful energy efficient processors Movidius Myriad 1, which are responsible for processing the image. The whole system is capable of processing and creating 3D-model of the space around.
The leader of the team that is developing Project Tango, Johnny Lee said that the smartphone sensors allow you to do more than a quarter million 3D-measurements every second, updating the position and orientation in real time and integrating all these data into a single 3D-model of the space around.
The main objective of Project Tango is to build navigational charts inside and outside the premises, which would help blind people easier to navigate in space. Also, this smartphone offers great promise for the implementation of augmented reality, as such technology will impose on the card is not flat images and 3D-models.
Google will release 200 prototypes Project Tango for developers so that they could find other uses possibilities of such a system. As reported, the technology is still at a very early stage of development.