Google Project Tango is dead-long live ARCore

Doris Richards
December 16, 2017

When Google officially unleashed it new ARCore to developers in August, it was likely only a matter of time before the tech giant would be waltzing on from Tango. We thank the incredible community of developers who made such progress with Tango over the last three years.

Today on Twitter Google announced that they have withdrawn support from Project Tango going forward, in favour of ARCore.

Project Tango was launched in 2014 to enable mobile devices to detect their position relative to their world around them without using Global Positioning System.


Back in 2014 Google launched Project Tango, a program which would see special depth-sensing sensors added to the back of phones and tablets to make them aware of their surroundings. However, it does build on Tango's fundamental technology and is focussed on motion tracking, environmental understanding, and light estimation. However, Google's platform for Android-based augmented reality is still a developer preview for several more months, with the latest version rolling out today.

Google's previous AR effort: Tango devices required additional IR and depth sensing cameras, whereas ARCore is now available on Google's Pixel phones as well as the Galaxy S8 phones.

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