Tango is a new technology made by Google to help your smartphone or tablet detect where exactly it is in a room without having to use GPS or other outside signals. Tango enabled phone will have the ability to go beyond simple navigation via Google Maps. It’s meant to understand the room you’re inside in three ways: motion tracking, depth perception and area learning. It could have a profound impact on designing and measuring prototypes virtual object while standing in a real-world environment. Point your phone at a wall to measure how wide it is, or choose a table on Wayfair and put it in your dining room to see how it works in the space.
Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro is the world’s first Tango enabled smartphone that was released this year. The Phab 2 Pro has a 6.4-inch quad HD display and 8MP and 16MP cameras, a depth camera and motion tracking camera. It not only has Dolby Atmos speakers, but it’s and the first smartphone to record Dolby 5.1 audio. The phone dimensions are large, but so is the battery. It has a huge 4,050mAh battery capacity. As far as software goes, it’ll have a rear fingerprint sensor and new one-hand usage mode.
It’s reasonable to assume that Google is working on Tango products as well, possibly future Nexus devices. And I think all other companies will announce Tango-powered products in coming years.