All high performance smartphones sports their high resolution cameras nowadays, while Google might bring phone camera to an awesome 3D world. If you’re curious, let’s go on checking the Project Tango smartphone unveiled by Google ATAP.
As Project Tango team said, the goal of the project is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding do space and motion. After working with universities, research labs and industrial partners the team has unveiled their first smartphone prototype. The 5-inch smartphone runs on Google Android, and features a 4-megapixel rear camera, and with the help of built-in customized sensors and software the camera is able to track the full 3D motion of the device, and creating a map of the environment, and its sensors allow the smartphone to handle a quarter million 3D measurement per second in order to update your position and orientation in real time. After the break, check out the following demo video.
The feature can be used for navigation and games at present, while more ideas will become reality using the camera with the ability to capture 3D environment. At present, there are 200 available prototypes. If you’re a professional developer and want a Project Tango prototype, jump to Google ATAP for application.