Project Tango isn't really new, as it was announced nearly two years ago now. However, Google and Lenovo are looking to bring that technology mainstream this year. Back at CES in January, the two companies announced the first ever Project Tango smartphone. Which Lenovo didn't show the device off all that much. However they are going to be showcasing it at their event next week in San Francisco. June 9th, at the Lenovo Tech World event, we should learn a whole lot more about Project Tango. Ahead of that event, Lenovo penned a blog post talking about three ways that you can use Project Tango in your everyday life.
One example, and perhaps the most exciting, is the ability to game anywhere. At Google I/O 2015, ATAP held demos of Project Tango, where you had a tablet connected to basically a nerf gun, and were able to shoot at things that you could see on the tablet. This example use-case for Project Tango is a big reason why many people believe that this is Google's secret weapon for VR.
Another way for Project Tango to be used in your everyday life, is to map your world. Lenovo actually showed this off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona back in February. By taking members of the press to Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona, and using the indoor navigation and augmented reality capabilities of Project Tango, visitors were able to make their way through the museum and find information on items that were on display in the museum. They were also able to share their experiences with anyone. Definitely changing the museum going experience for everyone.
This last example is probably one of the more interesting and most useful uses for Project Tango. Project Tango is able to help you design your home. As the technology is able to do measurements, you can easily see how much space you have there in that room for that new couch, or table. With Project Tango, you'll be able to virtually place an item in your living room and see how well it fits, or if it doesn't fit the design and color scheme you're going for. Lowe's is actually doing some work with Project Tango, as they announced earlier this year that they are working on a virtual shopping experience.
Project Tango is shaping up to be some interesting technology that could really change how we do things like shop for furniture, or go to a museum. Project Tango is also going to help Google map the interiors of buildings around the world.