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The First Consumer Tango Phone by Lenovo Shipping in September

siliconreview The First Consumer Tango Phone by Lenovo Shipping in September

The first consumer phone running Google’s crazy computer version system – “PHAB2 Pro”, debuted at the Lenovo’s Tech World event in San Francisco.

Some of the amazing features built-in PHAB2 Pro is:

  • Android Marshmallow
  • A seriously huge 6.4″ display running at 2560×1440
  • 64GB of internal storage
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 16MP rear camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 4050mAh battery (with 2.4x Fast Charging)
  • Fingerprint scanner on the rear of the case
  • But most notably, it’s got a whole array of sensors on the rear that make it “Tango”-enabled — the first phone to be able to claim as much.

“Project Tango strives to give mobile devices a human-like understanding of space and motion through advanced sensor fusion and computer vision, enabling new and enhanced types of user experiences – including 3D scanning, indoor navigation and immersive gaming,” said Johnny Lee, ATAP’s technical program lead.
What is Tango?

Google in its announcement asks: “What if you could capture the dimensions of your home simply by walking around with your phone before you went furniture shopping? What if directions to a new location didn’t stop at the street address? What if you never again found yourself lost in a new building?”

Tango is Google’s software with computer vision capability to phones and tablets.  Tango helps 3D scanning of rooms at your home and builds a visual map of the rooms with the use of sensors. It also has amplified immersive reality gamming. Android-based prototype 5” friendly Tango will open up new avenues for indoor navigation. Smart Phones are poised to get smarter with motion and space understanding from Tango sensors.

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/20/google-project-tango-smartphones-that-see/

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