Tango Stories December 10, 2016

GOOG: 789.29


A few years ago when Google announced Project Tango, it was something impressive, allowing our devices to see the world around us with detail they never could before. However, it felt like something so futuristic that we’d never see it. Then, Google released a 7-inch Tango developer kit to show off the tech. It was cool, but expensive and not at all aimed at consumers.

Then, in early 2016, Google and Lenovo announced plans to release the world’s first consumer device running Tango, and needless to say, we were pretty excited.

Now, that device is here ─ the Lenovo Phab2 Pro. I’ve been using this giant, powerful, impressive phone for the past several days, so let’s answer the question, who should actually buy it?

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Tango Stories June 11, 2016

GOOG: 719.41


In this week’s top stories: We breakdown the best Android phones you can buy right now, get a closer look at upcoming Android devices including the OnePlus 3, Galaxy Note, and Project Tango devices, and give you the latest app news and updates alongside our picks for the best 5 Android apps you should download this month.  expand full story

Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Tango Stories June 9, 2016

GOOG: 728.58

As the consumer electronics world inches closer and closer to the end of the “Smartphone 1.0” era, manufacturers and technology companies in general are working hard to try and figure out what’s next.

We’ve heard about bendable and extensible devices from Samsung and modular ones from the likes of Google and Lenovo with Project Ara and the Moto Z family respectively, but these two companies have also teamed up to bring another brilliant piece of tech to a consumer-ready product…

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Tango Stories February 3, 2016

GOOG: 726.95


‘Cardboard++’ might be Google’s internal name for a Cardboard & Project Tango smashup

Update 2: People familiar with the matter have said that this isn’t an internal codename for a future project, but rather just referencing the concept of iterative “++” in programming.

Update: Taylor’s LinkedIn profile has been updated to redact mentions of Cardboard++: “In January I began working with the Cardboard team.” Previous version can be seen in a screenshot below.

We know that VR has become much more central to Google’s ambitions lately, but what exactly might the company be working on? According to some evidence scattered across the web, one project in the works might be called “Cardboard++,” a collaboration between the Project Tango augmented reality team and the Cardboard virtual reality team…

Tango Stories May 27, 2015

Google’s Project Tango initiative was originally introduced last year alongside a tablet with “advanced vision capabilities.” Until today, the tablet had only been available with an invite, but now the device is listed on the Google Store for anyone to purchase (via Android Police). Google dropped the price of the tablet for invitees to $512 earlier this year and that’s also the price for which the device is available on the Play Store.

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Tango Stories June 5, 2014

Google has just announced a official development kit for its Project Tango. The tablet is incredibly powerful, packing an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor and 4GB of RAM. It’s also got 128GB of storage under the hood. There’s also all kinds of sensors, insulting motion tracking cameras, integrated depth sending, and LTE. There are three cameras on the back of the device for motion tracking, too.

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