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Google, Lenovo to launch Project Tango Devices

United States: The global technology giant Google, announced a technology platform and named Project Tango in the year 2014. The Project Tango uses a combination of sensors and rear cameras in the smartphone or tablet and detects its position relative to the 3D world around it, without using GPS or other external signals. This project simplifies the development of 3D indoor maps. Also, the project enables the users to map out their location by using the mobile device camera.

A recent teaser released by both Google and Lenovo gives a hint that the companies will make an announcement concerning project Tango in the CES on 7th January. The teaser says, ""Mobile devices should see and navigate the world, the way we do"

It is anticipated that Google will be utilizing the manufacturing capacity of Lenovo, and Lenovo will be taking benefits from Google technology innovation related to Project Tango. According to speculations, the Lenovo will be launching a mobile device for consumers based on the Project Tango technology.

Last year, Google launched a tablet development kit based on Project Tango technology. The kit was powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with 4GB RAM on board, 128GB internal memory, quad-core CPU, and seven inches display with 1080x1920 pixels resolution. The tablet development kit had Android 4.4 is pre-installed with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE and 4G LTE connectivity and a depth sensor with two cameras installed. It was priced at $1024. Though Google only released 200 units of devices.

According to TechSci Research, it is anticipated that the Google is planning to launch the Project Tango technology based mobile devices to the larger audience and joins the synergies to achieve the same.

TechSci Research recently published a report on "United States Augmented Reality and VirtualReality Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020" which depicts Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) market in the United States is projected to register growth at a CAGR of over 37% during 2015–2020. The market is expected to witness tremendous growth on the back of rising demand for AR and VR products in consumer electronics, automotive and aviation industries. Over the last couple of years, the market has witnessed technology innovation across the world, and companies such as Google, Microsoft are making efforts to increase their market share in the global markets. This has led to robust growth in the adoption of these products by consumers and industries.

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