Google Tango Aims To Make 3D Photography Commonplace
Google is working to ensure that the tech is available right in your pocket.
As we move closer to truly capturing the world around us in digital form, each jump in technology somehow becomes more and more impressive. Digital photography has come a long way over the years, but now Google is hoping to shake things up further with 3D technology. On top of working with manufacturers to get 3D cameras in next generation smartphones, they've now developed an augmented reality platform called Google Tango.
Tango utilizes 3D cameras to enable mobile devices to detect their placement in the world around them. This technology can be used for everything from AR designing to 3D scanning, and it could mean a whole new way to view your surroundings. There are already apps available that work with this tech to help create and share these scans with others. Imagine software like Pokemon Go if it was used with this sort of advanced AR, being able to properly display the creature along the ground, with distance and size in mind. Better yet, imagine more practical uses, such as having a better way to aid in rearraging the layout of your home or office with a 3D scan of the room.
A couple of devices have already been designed with Google's Tango platform in mind, such as the Lenuvo Phab 2 Pro and the Asus ZenFone AR. As smartphone technology continues to progress, we could find this sort of thing becoming more commonplace, and that's a very interesting proposition indeed.