Google's Project Tango To Shut Down On 1 March 2018

19 December, 2017, 11:41 | Author: Lucy Floyd
  • Google shutting down its augmented reality platform Project Tango in favor of ARCore

Google is shutting the doors on Project Tango, it's four-year old AR (Augmented Reality) platform, as it focuses its energies on the faster, more scalable ARCore platform. ARCore was initially available on Google's Pixel smartphones as well as the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Support for Tango will officially end 1 March, 2018.

So far Google has been testing the waters with ARCore through the release of AR Stickers, which is a mode for the Pixel's cameras that allow users to introduce characters into your camera scenes that can match lighting to look like they're really there, which you check out for yourself in the video above. Unlike many other ideas, like the oh-so environmentally-friendly Project Ara, at least Tango is getting succeeded by Google's own ARcore. Some of the smartphones managed to deploy Tango - like the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and ASUS Zenfone AR - but to limited success. Tango peaked in June 2016 when the Lenovo Phab2 Pro was unveiled as the first Project Tango phone.

The biggest problem with Tango was speed and accuracy. Also, the phones that supported project Tango were pricey due to the required hardware. Apart from support for Tango, there wasn't much to these devices.

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Google believes ARCore is the future of AR and VR for the company thanks to its implementation. That's all in addition to the regular camera hardware. ARCore, which will run on many Android phones and doesn't require specific hardware components, has made these two phones redundant.

Tango had a notable pedigree at Google, too: In 2012, it was the first graduate from Google X, the search giant's skunkworks program (now known simply as X).

"Google is continuing AR development with ARCore, a new platform designed for building augmented reality apps for a broad range of devices without the requirement for specialized hardware", the company said.

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