Google AR and VR: Tango and Daydream

Monday, 7 November, 2016

November is going to be big for Google’s AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) initiatives. Daydream is being promoted as “Simple, high quality virtual reality” and the accompanying headset is made with “lightweight fabric, inspired by what you wear.” The AR system, Tango, which uses computer vision to enable smartphones to detect their position relative to the world around them without using GPS, is now available on Lenovo’s Phab2 Pro phone. With Tango, app developers can create experiences that include indoor navigation, 3D mapping and physical space measurement.

Example: iStaging for Tango. Blurb: “Use augmented reality to combine your favorite home furnishings. Create the decoration of your dreams for your home. And get social — take pictures of your own interior designs and share them with your friends.”

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