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India's first Google Tango App has launched.

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Pune-based - Renewate has launched an app to help property owners, contractors, and interior designers use Augmented Reality to visualize renovation requirements. This is the first company from India to do so.


Those using the app can point their Tango enabled device at a certain section of the house and add paint schemes, tiles, electrical devices and more. This allows them to check how the new additions will fit with the overall design and aesthetics.


The Renewate AR app is available on the Play Store and is compatible with Tango-enabled devices like the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The company says that it will also be compatible with the upcoming Asus ZenFone AR.




Asus Zenfone AR with Tango and Daydream Support goes on sale in Taiwan!

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The Asus Zenfone AR is the first smartphone that’s compatible with both Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform and Google’s Tango technology for creating 3D maps of real-world environments.


The most important aspect of the Zenfone AR is that it has a 3-camera system.

There’s a 23MP camera for snapping photos. It has optical and electronic image stabilization and a dual LED flash bulb. But there are also two additional camera for depth sensing and motion detection.
The Asus Zenfone AR features a 5.7 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, a 3,300 mAh battery, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage, although Asus is also expected to offer a 6GB model with as little as 32GB of storage.

It allows the phone to run Tango apps including games that superimpose virtual items on real-world environments, home decorating apps that let you paint the walls virtual colors or see if a couch or refrigerator will fit into your space, and other augmented reality app…

Apple ARKit Vs. Google Tango

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We are all anticipating the release of the Zenfone AR that will include support for both Google Tango and Daydream. However, it appears Apple is not far behind.




Apple announced ARKit. Apple's new augmented reality platform for developers. The  tool allows app makers to draw on detailed camera and sensor data to map digital objects into 3-D space.




This breakdown will obviously be changed over the course of time, but here is what we know so far



BREAKDOWN





Tango
Work on most phones?

No, currenlty only Zenfone and Lenovo Fab - Will require hardware update for all phones 
Platform limitations? 
No,Tango has extra camera to pick up depth data. Scan an entire room, and build a 3D model.

Battery drain?
Possible



ARKit

Work on most phones?
Yes, well iPhones of course

Platform limitations?

Yes, requires a separate peripheral in iOS like Occipital’s new app "Structure Sensor"

Battery drain?

No, for now. Apple sa…

Asus ZenFone AR with Google Tango and Daydream possible launch on June 14 in Taiwan

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Another step closer to Google Tango, Daydream, and Zenfone AR! Asus ZenFone AR with Google Tango and Daydream possible launch on June 14 in Taiwan



According to a media invite posted by MobileXpose, the launch event will be held in Taiwan. The Asus Zenfone AR was unveiled back at CES 2017 in January, and was not only the first smartphone to offer 8GB of RAM, but is currently the only device to offer Google’s Tango and Daydream platform. Thereby offering Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality features in a single device. It is not yet known if or when the device will come to India.

Google Tango with Lowes

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Well, that didn't take long. If you read my post yesterday about Google Tango getting mainstream and the use of it with advertisement, I think you will find the following article interesting. It looks like Lowes, not Walmart or Amazon, is one of the first to grab the reigns.


https://youtu.be/KAQ0y19uEYo

https://youtu.be/2iPH5ZoTWs4
http://www.spar3d.com/blogs/the-other-dimension/lowes-going-deep-google-tango/

The in-store navigation is pretty cool.......and how the wheels are spinning. More for Tango Places tomorrow!

Google Tango is actually real, not just augmented.

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If you are like me, you have been anticipating Google's Tango for its seems like years. It almost felt like we were already in a mixed reality, with promises and peep shows clouding our very real sense that we do not have this technology in hand. I even started this blog so I could start tracking all the latest news on Tango in one place and not be confused.


With news of the Zenfone AR being released in June or July of this year, it seems like we all are going to be able to get our hands on this soon. The Zenfone AR will be the second phone with Tango support, but the first to fully support Tango and Google Daydream. Which sounds fantastic!

There are plenty of articles you can find on this blog that have the specifications of the Zenfone AR and details on Tango and  Daydream, so I won't go into detail on that. I am very excited to see what all the developers will have for us. The Tango Constructor App has a lot of promise and so does the Google's Tango Places. I can imag…