“Thank you to our incredible community of developers who made such progress with Tango over the last three years,” Google tweeted. “We look forward to continuing the journey with you on ARCore.” With these words, Google’s high-end Tango project is finally shutting down to pave the way for ARCore projects. Project Tango that was once Google’s dream to dive into Augmented Reality Platform is now no more owing to the giants increasing interest in the ARCore. The ARCore project was announced back in August but there were no official comments given on Tango’s status.
We’re turning down support for Tango on March 1, 2018. Thank you to our incredible community of developers who made such progress with Tango over the last three years. We look forward to continuing the journey with you on ARCore. https://t.co/aYiSUkgyie— Tango (@projecttango) December 15, 2017
Talking more about the project, the giant search engine told “Our goal with Tango was really to prove out the core technology and show the world that it’s possible,“Obviously others have started to invest in smartphone AR, our goal with Tango has always been to drive that capability into as many devices as possible.” to a news journal.
Tango’s announcement for Google was a big news and the company tried its best to keep pace with the same. Tango was all about getting tablet-based mobile AR solution that was to work with advanced camera hardware to build 3D shapes of different objects. The idea needed a heavy finance that was no way going to get benefits for the giant search engine.
Google’s Tango move was predicted as the giant’s answer to Apple’s ARKit platform in iOS11. The technological advancement, on the other hand, was another major challenge to deal successfully with. Some tech-geeks have also predicted that the giant is working on Tango to launch the same for Google Nougat.
Well, the technology was a lot exceptional in order to build a 3D mesh of the objects. This additionally allowed ARCore’s functionality to go smoothly on phones like Galaxy S8 and Pixel that don’t have crazy multi-camera IR setups on them.