Lenovo is making a phone under Google’s Project Tango. Lenovo announced this at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016) in Las Vegas, USA. The phone will be launched later this summer. The phone developed by Lenovo under Project Tango will have the Snapdragon processor and is expected to be priced for less than $500.
The Project Tango-enabled devices comes with specialized hardware and software which enables the device to react on every movement of the user, when they step forward, backward, or lean side to side. It also do depth sensing and motion tracking to create on-screen 3D experiences in real time. That means Project Tango-enabled devices enable you to map the surroundings such as living room, the office, or any public spaces in real time using a combination of cameras and sensors to create 3D representation for the same on your screen.
Such ability can be used by app developers to create virtual games while on the other hand this can help users to shop the right furniture for their houses.
Commenting on the announcement, Chen Xudong, senior vice president and president, Mobile Business Group, Lenovo, sdaid “To break new ground in today’s hypercompetitive smartphone and tablet industries, we must take innovation risks – it’s the only way to truly change the way people use mobile technology”. “Together with Google we’re breaking down silos by working across mobile hardware and software. Turning our shared vision into reality will create a more holistic product experience that captures the imagination of today’s consumer.”
Johnny Lee, Project Tango Lead, Google, said “With Project Tango, the smartphone becomes a magic window into the physical world by enabling it to perceive space and motion that goes beyond the boundaries of a touch screen.” “By working with Lenovo, we’ll be able to make Project Tango more accessible to users and developers all over the world to both enjoy and create new experiences that blends the virtual and real world.”