22 June 2018
You’ve probably heard of Project Tango, an initiative undertaken by Google back in 2014 in an attempt to jump on the AR bandwagon. As of last year, the name was revised and it became known as just “Tango”. Augmented Reality (AR) has become extremely popular as of late. It transports the player into real-world environments giving the player a first-hand experience of the gaming taking into account immediate surroundings. One of the best examples of this is Pokémon GO. In addition to Tango, Google introduced ARCore, another AR platform. It has now announced an update to this platform and has bid farewell to Tango.
In a blog post, Google confirmed the end of Tango:
As we focus on bringing augmented reality to the entire Android ecosystem with ARCore, we're turning down support of Tango.
The company further said:
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.
Although Google has moved away from Tango to a more suited and advanced platform, ARCore, it nevertheless recognised its indebtedness to Tango for being the stepping stones for the development of ARCore. Google has been showing off what ARCore is capable of and is possibly trying to make it more mainstream. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know by dropping a comment in the section below!