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Google ends Tango support to fully focus on ARCore

By James Lu - on 18 Dec 2017, 10:29am

Google ends Tango support to fully focus on ARCore

After unveiling its new ARCore augmented reality platform earlier this year, Google has now officially announced that it will be ending support for Tango. Unlike Tango, ARCore doesn't require any specialized hardware to run on.

Google first announced Project Tango back in 2014. It was the first project to emerge from Google's ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects) group and was headed up by Johnny Lee, who was previously a core contributor on Microsoft's Kinect. Tango finally made it to smartphones in 2016 in the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, but the accessibility of ARCore now makes Tango redundant.

"As we focus on bringing augmented reality to the entire Android ecosystem with ARCore, we're turning down support of Tango," Google said in a blog post.

"Thank you to our incredible community of developers who made such progress with Tango over the last three years," said Google. "We look forward to continuing the journey with you on ARCore." Tango support will end on March 1, 2018.

Source: Google

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