Google Tango is actually real, not just augmented.

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 imagine all the Tango Places there will be in the future.

I am assuming most large retail companies will immediately release an update to their current App to support Augmented Reality in the goal for advertisement, because isn't that the first thing everyone will want to do with it, make money? I can imagine driving down the road or going into Walmart with your Tango enabled Daydream (standalone version too!) and seeing countless advertisement popping up all over the place. Of course you could probably pay more for ad free AR apps! It  makes me think of all the ways they can creep in those ads. I wonder if there will be an all-in-one app that can filter AR advertisement. I bet Google is all over that or possibly Amazon.

Anyways, it is a very exciting time and I am trying not to think negatively, because there will be some very great things that come with AR. Can you say "AR girlfriend"? I checked and the domain is already taken.


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