If there is a theme for day 2 of I/O it’s “crazy stuff becoming real.” Earlier today a Project Ara device was powered on for the first time, and just a little bit later Project Tango got a manufacturer. Project Tango is the tablets and smartphones equipped with cameras that allow them to see the world in 3D. Tango devices have been showed off in prototypes before, but now Google has announced a hardware partner and consumer release plan.
Google is partnering with LG to build a consumer version of the Project Tango tablet. It will go on sale sometime next year. The question now becomes “what will consumers do with this technology?” Project lead Johnny Lee said “imagine if the directions to your destination didn’t stop at the front door, but to tell you exactly where to go and what to do.” Another demo showed off mapping a home to play virtual realty games.
Right now this is still just a very early project, but next year it will become a reality. Are you interested in having a device with this technology?
Follow along with the Day 2 live stream right here.
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TAGS: Google IO 2014, Project Tango