Video: Interior Design With Tango On The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

January 2, 2017 - Written By Nick Sutrich

It may seem a bit odd to use a brand new flagship device from a company to redesign the interior of your home, but that’s just what we’re doing in our latest video with the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. A few weeks ago we gave you a look at what augmented reality gaming looks like on the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, and this week we’re giving you an inside look at some of the more prominent apps available for Google’s fledgling Tango ecosystem. While many folks that thing of augmented reality, or AR, gaming might first think of Pokemon GO, a Tango AR app does things very differently, and it all comes down to how the Tango ecosystem works at its core.

Tango is designed to view the world around it and measure spatial volume, meaning the phone actually knows where it is in real-world space and can accurately measure distance and measurements on the fly. This enables app creators to dial down into a new level of detail never before thought possible, and it’s on the $499 Lenovo Phab 2 Pro where Google launched its ecosystem just at the end of 2016. Lenovo’s latest phablet is a huge phone to say the least, and it’s packing some of the most advanced sensory equipment on any smartphone to date. Not only that but it has a number of big-name players backing the ecosystem as well; companies like Lowes, Amazon, and Wayfair are here to name a few, delivering their product catalogs in a whole new way.

We take you through a tour of these apps, which include Amazon Product Preview, Lowes Vision, WayfairView, AcoustiTools and Google’s own Measure. Amazon’s app currently only displays TVs in its product catalog, but it gives users a way to truly visualize exactly how large that TV will be when sizing it for the wall of choice in your home. Wayfair and Lowes drop in items like couches, tables, appliances, flooring and other incredibly useful ways to help cover the space in your home with necessary options for modern living. AcoustiTools is the only paid app in our tour here, but it’s one that could come in real handy not just for tuning your home theater system, but also for professionals that build and tweak major sound systems in concert halls and other large venues. Don’t count out Google’s bundled Measure app either, which helps users measure size and volume of anything the phone’s cameras can see. Check out the video below!