WEB DESK: Google and Lenovo announced that a phone equipped with Project Tango capabilities is coming to the market sometime this summer, Forbes reported.
The camera technology allows a device to detect depth and map out a space in 3D. The device can tell distances between spaces, which could be helpful if a user wants to buy some furniture or redecorate a room.
The technology could also be used for new types of mobile games. A demo showed how the technology could place digital characters in real space and have them follow the user around through the camera.
According to the report, Project Tango’s hardware requirements are an RGB camera, a infrared camera and a fish eye camera. Chip makers Qualcomm and Intel have developed reference designs for phone makers to build new phones off of. Google has built its own Project Tango-enabled tablet to show off the technology.