The stock of Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) closed at $1,072.00 gaining 1.37% in Friday’s trading session. Google is currently working on its ambitious augmented-reality project-Tango, which is meant to redefine the different functions a smartphone can do. In its most recent statement, the company disclosed that it had plans underway to “turn down” Tango.
Tango was unveiled for the first time back in 2014. It was a designing program for a camera that had high end capabilities when it came to detecting depth and motion, thus opening up a wide range of applications.
The main obstacle that prevented Tango from turning into an enormous success was the fact that any given user required a special high-tech, Tango-compatible camera to gain the much needed advantage. That wasn’t possible with a normal camera.
Basically, Tango allows its users to do a number of things much more easily. For example, a given user can comfortably use a smartphone as a tape measure and that is considering the fact that it can effectively measure that distance lying in front of a given individual.
There exist even more advanced Tango applications which transform a users’ real-life motion. It translates it into a movement in a video game and technological advancements have played a major role in getting matters to this point.
Back in 2012, Tango developed a notable pedigree at Google after it rose to become the first graduate from the search company’s program referred to as Google X. Tango showed up again in the market in 2016 and it came about as one of the flagship features of the Lenovo Phab2 Pro smartphone.
This year, Asus proceeded to unveil the ZENfone AR that sported a Tango camera. The phone turned out to be a major sales sensation as most of the people had projected. Contrary to the expectations of many though, Tango did not manage to capture the attention of a large number of developers.
One of the officials working with Google opined, “Whereas Tango required special hardware, ARCore is a fast, preformat, Android-scale SDK that enables high-quality augmented reality across millions of qualified mobile devices.”