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January 8, 2016

Lenovo to Release Phone With Google’s Project Tango Tech

Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor to Power Device Set for Release This Summer

Lenovo, Google and Qualcomm are ready to do a three-way tango.

The companies are partnering to bring a Smartphone that uses Google’s Project Tango technology and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to market this summer.

The new Smartphone uses Project Tango’s advanced computer vision, depth sensing, and motion tracking to create on-screen 3D experiences.

Screen Shot 2016-01-08 at 7.41.36 AM“With Project Tango, the Smartphone becomes a magic window into the physical world by enabling it to perceive space and motion that goes beyond the boundaries of a touch screen,” said Project Tango lead Johnny Lee. “By working with Lenovo, we’ll be able to make Project Tango more accessible to users and developers all over the world to both enjoy and create new experiences that blends the virtual and real world.”

The Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, meanwhile, will enable the phone’s display to become “a magic window that can overlay digital information and objects onto the real world.”

Project Tango-enabled gadgets have the ability to identify places they have been before, be it the user’s kitchen or their favorite store at the mall.

“Unlike GPS, Project Tango motion tracking works indoors, allowing users to navigate precisely through a shopping mall, or even find a specific item at the store where that information is available,” the companies said. “Using the sensor in the device, Project Tango devices can also capture the 3D dimensions of the room, giving measurements that can be used to help you when shopping for furniture or decorations.”

The companies are opening up the project to developers so they can “transform your home into a game level, or create a magic window into virtual and augmented environments.”

Developers can submit their Project Tango app proposals for a chance to win funding and have their app featured on Lenovo’s upcoming Smartphone. Submissions must be received by Feb. 15.


Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.