Project Tango Phone Tech is Amazing

To explain Tango in its most basic form, it’s giving devices the ability to see and understand their surroundings in a similar way to how we do. That means building a custom set of sensors and a processor that can connect the various sources of information, and understand it all.

There were three main parts to the Tango technology. First, the motion tracking technology. Using a motion tracking camera, 3D depth sensor, accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope and GPS, a Tango-compatible device could tell where it is, and how it’s moving within a specific space or area and which way it’s pointing. Then, that tech was combined with the second and third features: depth perception and area learning.