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World become increasingly modern from year to year, especially in the field of technology. New technologies appear everyday. After posting about what is Augmented Reality ? Now i want to talk more about augmented reality on android especially Google’s Tango.
What is Tango ?
Tango previously named Project Tango when still in development. Since it has been released the name become Tango only. Tango is a augmented reality computing platform which developed and created by Google. Not all smartphone supports Tango, There are only several smartphone that has been integrated this Tango technology.
Smartphone integrated by Tango used computer vision technology in order to scan the position relative to the object around you with the help of GPS and other external signal. Tango is capable to detect the form of the environment around us with highly detailed object. This feature is called environmental recognition. Because of this amazing environmental recognition feature we can use the Augmented reality feature. We will discuss more the features of Tango below. let’s check it:
3D Mapping is technology for creating 3D object as detail as possible like the object around you. Tango will detect every object around us and visualize it back to the smartphone as you can see like the video above. 3D mapping will place the virtual object in order to look exactly the same as the real world.
Physical Space Measurement
With physical space measuremant we can measure a reality object. Imagine you want to measure the height of your bedroom, with Tango you can do it without using measurement instrument. Like the video above, beside measuring things, we can also create augmented reality object.
You must be know with this augmented reality by now. Because Tango use 3D mapping to visualize the object around you then of course its augmented reality will look more accurate and close to the real world. The video above show a person is creating domino using Tango’s augmented reality.
That are several features available on Tango and of course Tango will continue to improve so that it has more features and more sophisticated to ease our daily activity or has media entertainment. There are 2 smartphones that already integrated by Tango:
- Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
- Asus Zenfone AR