Google kills its Tango augmented reality platform, shifting focus to ARCore

Google announced today that it's shutting down its high-end smartphone augmented reality platform, #Tango, in order to focus on the more mass market #ARCore product. The company had already confirmed this much to us when they announced #ARCore in August, but now we have an official timeline for #Tango'… [Read More]

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Google announced today that it’s shutting down its high-end smartphone augmented reality platform, #Tango, in order to focus on the more mass market #ARCore product.
The company had already confirmed this much to us when they announced #ARCore in August, but now we have an official timeline for #Tango’s demise.
Getting phone manufacturers to build this fairly expensive functionality into their products was a fool’s errand for Google, which only succeeded in getting the #Tango platform running on a few gimmicky devices over the course of three years.
There’s quite a lot of crossover in these technologies though, so it’s not like #Tango was all for naught.
The platform simplifies things a bit, focusing on plane detection rather than building a 3D mesh of the space.

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The king (#Tango) is dead, long live the king (#ARCore). #AR #AugmentedReality #Trend

Source: Techcrunch