Google is killing off Project Tango, come March 2018

16 December 2017
The ambitious hardware AR platform will be officially succeeded by a more software-based approach in Google ARcore.

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  • AnonD-441601

AnonD-24741, 18 Dec 2017There's no "we'll see" to think on. When they announced the... moreMan evn a 3,5 jack is going to history and yet its still here.
Like in may of 2012 European union unified all chargers to micro usb. And nnow USB - C is comming onto the market.

  • AnonD-24741

AnonD-441601, 17 Dec 2017Well we will see. There's no "we'll see" to think on. When they announced the end of the Tango project they also announced ARCore as the developer kit.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 17 Dec 2017AR and VR are just useless tech bubble malinvestments.AR can be cool.
VR is stupid and soon or later ppl will complain their eyes are not working well.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 17 Dec 2017AR and VR are just useless tech bubble malinvestments.AR and VR have a huge future benefits.. But right now, companies are too busy milking money by adding unnecessary features and removing some..

  • Anonymous

Regular Google. Dropping one project after another. They cease 99% of their projects.

  • AnonD-441601

AnonD-24741, 16 Dec 2017It's clearly not the end, it's just the typical selective c... moreWell we will see.

  • Anonymous

AR and VR are just useless tech bubble malinvestments.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-441601, 16 Dec 2017So the google Tango is going to an end??? What a shame. ... morerather see end of google microsoft and apple than sammy and sony

  • Anonymous

Apple will win the AR race

  • Anonymous

mir, 17 Dec 2017Stating you don't like apple every end of your sentence doe... moreBecause someone might acuse me of being iSheep just because I said Apple made things popular, no matter how long the thing has been around.

  • AnonD-428442

Anonymous, 16 Dec 2017All those innocent people who bought those phones...Yup. Those phones were outdated already when they were shipping, and now they are EOL.
Moral of the story, never trust Google's side projects, let alone spend money on them.

Anonymous, 16 Dec 2017Things become popular only when Apple uses it. This is re... moreStating you don't like apple every end of your sentence does not hold any value whatsoever. So what if you don't like apple? Just get you point across and get it over with.

  • AnonD-468012

So they are ditch AR Hardwares to Softwares. Its okay cause AR Hardwares makes back phone looks ugly.

  • AnonD-152638

Wasn't the problem Tango wasnt accurate enough to be used for anything useful anyhow, and then software and a single camera works fine for not so accurate AR anyhow.

Too bad Google didnt actually pull it off... Would have been cool if it had worked.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Dec 2017Sony brought AR to mobile. No need of additional hardware... moreI don't think Sony brought AR, i remember using AR apps that was already around in the store back in 2011 unless of course Sony does it earlier.

  • Anonymous

Acceptable, they got outcomes also they did it: hold & press on "off button"

  • Anonymous

I bet these two phones were just experiments.
I would not be surprised to see AR for Pixel 3

  • AnonD-24741

AnonD-441601, 16 Dec 2017So the google Tango is going to an end??? What a shame. ... moreIt's clearly not the end, it's just the typical selective click-baiting these sites has profited from since day one. Google was never going to integrate hardware into all OEM devices.
They're obviously confident that the early development stage is done and are moving on to setting up the ecosystem that the OEM's will tap into. Like Daydream or any other Google catered feature on Android.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-441601, 16 Dec 2017So the google Tango is going to an end??? What a shame. ... moreThings become popular only when Apple uses it.
This is real world..

BTW, I do not like Apple

  • Anonymous

Sony brought AR to mobile.
No need of additional hardware.
It works on front camera too. .

Haters can hate.