Google announces the closure of the Tango Augmented Reality Platform
Google announced the closure of the Tango Augmented Reality Platform introduced in 2014. Within the framework of this project, several devices were released, including commercial ones (Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and ASUS ZenFone AR). They were equipped with a large number of sensors to create three-dimensional models of the surrounding space and to accurately determine the position of the user.
As it became known, Google has not completely abandoned Tango, but switched to using more advanced technology.
“We will stop supporting Tango on March 1, 2018. Thanks to our incredible community of developers who have made this kind of progress with Tan’go over the past three years. We look forward to continuing the journey with the ARCore platform, “Google representatives said.
Thus, Google has completely switched to the development of ARCore – a platform of augmented reality, which is analogous to ARKit from Apple. The advantage of ARCore over Tan’go is that almost any smartphone with Android 7.0 and higher is suitable for its operation.