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What Is Google’s Tango, Exactly, and Why Should You Care?

Posted June 10th 2016

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via Fast Company

The first consumer Tango phone was announced yesterday by LG. Yay! Great! But what is Tango? And why should designers or consumers care?

Tango is actually a powerful computer vision technology being developed by Google that allows your smartphone to see its environment. It does this so well, in fact, that if you ride a roller coaster using Tango, it can build a 3-D map in real time. And I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Google stuck this same technology inside its Daydream VR headsets, so you could essentially turn your living room into a mini Holodeck—no special tracking systems needed.

For the slightly longer, significantly more charming explanation, watch the below video by Google’s own video duo Nat & Lo.