Google brings phone with 3D sensors: You'll know when you've been Tangoed

21 February 2014

Seeing as Google just got spurned by WhatsApp, who decided to get in bed with Facebook instead, they're showing off all the interesting things they're doing like a jilted groom copping off with everyone in the eyeline of his ex.

With that, Google have showcased a new phone that makes real-time, 3-D maps of environments. The phone will have "customized hardware and software", which includes sensors which gives the device the ability to make hundreds of thousands of measurements every second, you can map a building or something. It could help those who are visually impaired, which is nice.

"We are physical beings that live in a 3-D world," says Google says. "Yet, our mobile devices assume that physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen." Watch the video below if you find written words boring.

So there you go.

A prototype of the device, developed by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects unit is being doled out to 200 developers to play with and is going by the name 'Project Tango'. If drinks and 80s footballs are anything to go by, Tango is going to be ace!

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile

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