• ARCore Developer Preview 2 Launches As Google Readies Release

    1 month ago - By Android Headlines

    Back in August of this year Google announced the release of a new developer tool, ARCore. What was interesting about ARCore is how this is Google's envisioning of how augmented reality related features can be brought to a wider number of Android users. Specifically, as ARCore does not rely on the use of ‘special hardware' it has the potential to make AR available to existing Android phones that were previously not AR-ready. Which is the exact end goal Google is hoping to achieve with ARCore.
    As August saw the initial release of the developer version of the platform, it should be expected...
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  • The Music Stops for Google's Project Tango

    The Music Stops for Google's Project Tango

    1 month ago - By Tom's Guide

    In a tweet, Google announced it would end support for Tango in March to focus its AR efforts on the ARCore software development tools.
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  • Google kills its Tango augmented reality platform, shifting focus to ARCore

    Google kills its Tango augmented reality platform, shifting focus to ARCore

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    Google announced today that it's shutting down its high-end smartphone augmented reality platform, Tango, in order to focus
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  • Google's Tango AR program ending in March with a total of two phones

    1 month ago - By Pocketnow

    Instead, development will shift to ARCore, a wider platform where apps and web interfaces will be involved and not a whole bunch of sensors.
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  • Project Tango will officially end support on March 1st in favor of ARCore

    Project Tango will officially end support on March 1st in favor of ARCore

    1 month ago - By AndroidPhoneFans

    In an effort to compete with Apple's entrance into the Augmented Reality space, Google made a surprising move back in August. The company announced ARCore which works with the software already included on devices to allow users to create and use AR without needing special hardware.
    We're turning down support for Tango on March 1, 2018. Thank you to our incredible community of developers who made such progress with Tango over the last three years. We look forward to continuing the journey with you on ARCore.
    - Tango December 15, 2017
    This announcement all but spelled the demise of Project...
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  • Google ends Tango support to fully focus on ARCore

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    Google began delving into the world of AR with its 2014 venture Project Tango, or just Tango as of last year, and its AR work has grown quite a bit since then. Earlier this year, it unveiled ARCore, an augmented reality platform that differs from Tan...
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  • Google's Project Tango is shutting down because ARCore is already here

    Google's Project Tango is shutting down because ARCore is already here

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    Google said today that it'll be shutting down Project Tango next year, on March 1st. Project Tango was an early effort from Google to bring augmented reality to phones, but it never really panned out. The system was introduced in 2014 and made it into developer kits and even a couple of consumer devices as recently as last year.
    But those devices required special sensors. And in the meantime, Google figured out ways to bring AR features to phones with just the hardware that's already on board. Google introduced a new augmented reality system , known as ARCore, in late August. And it just...
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  • Google to Kill Off Project Tango in Favor of ARCore

    1 month ago - By Phone Scoop

    Google today said it has decided to wind down Project Tango, its ambitious augmented reality platform that used on-device cameras and sensors to blend reality with computer-generated content. "As we focus on bringing augmented reality to the entire Android ecosystem with ARCore, we're turning down support of Tango," said Google. The company will officially cease to support Project Tango on March 1, 2018. The company worked with several hardware partners to create Project Tango handsets, which were laden with special equipment to make the platform work. The most recent such device was the...
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  • ARCore v1.0 release in "the coming months", Project Tango support ending

    ARCore v1.0 release in "the coming months", Project Tango support ending

    1 month ago - By Android Central

    Developer Preview 2 for ARCore is also here.
    Google first launched ARCore this past August as its first widely available augmented reality platform following its dabblings with Project Tango , and although we've yet to see the true potential of the platform, things like the recently released AR Stickers give a promising glimpse into ARCore's future.
    The second Developer Preview for ARCore doesn't introduce any radical changes, but there are three main improvements that are the focus of this latest update, including:
    A new C API for use with the Android NDK that complements our existing...
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