5 Reasons to Buy Google Augmented Reality Tango Smartphone Immediately Even Before Your Friends Start Hearing about Lenovo Phab 2 Pro or Asus Zenfone AR: Augrealitypedia
Are you looking for a brand new smart-phone? Then, you must opt for something new and innovative, like a project Tango smartphone with Google Augmented Reality! Yes, smartphones like Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and Asus Zenfone AR will definitely redefine your perception about mobile phones. I know, you must have heard about Augmented Reality. It does the real-time integration of digital and virtual elements. And, usefulness of it has already proved in various field like, education, sales & marketing, training etc. Furthermore, a number of AR Apps are also available for Android / iPhone. But, if this is the case and you can enjoy the Google Augmented Reality and AR Apps on your existing Android / iPhone, then why to opt for any Augmented reality Phone like Lenovo Phab 2 Pro or Asus Zenfone AR? OK, to help you out, I have shortlisted –
5 Reasons to Buy an Augmented Reality Phone Like Lenovo Phab 2 Pro or Asus Zenfone AR
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#1. Google Augmented Reality and Tango make Lenovo Phab 2 Pro / Asus Zenfone AR as the Most Technologically Advanced Smartphone
Google Augmented reality is not a new technology. However, due to its easy integration with smart-phone devices, it will soon become as one of the must-have features of mobile phones. Anticipating this opportunity, in January 2016, Google has announced a partnership with Lenovo to develop consumer-ready Augmented reality phone. And, in November 2016, Lenovo has launched Phab 2 Pro – The world’s 1st project Tango-Smartphone with Google Augmented Reality. Do check the below YouTube video of Phab 2 Pro, from Lenovo.
Moreover, by going one step ahead, Asus has integrated Daydream Technology with Augmented reality. And, it has launched Zenfone AR – The world’s 1st Daydream-ready smartphone (and, 2nd Tango enabled smartphone). I know, you might have not heard Project Tango and Daydream Technology. And, you must be thinking –
What is Tango?
Tango is a technology developed and owned by Google. And, it’s a way to integrate augmented reality computing platform with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. When you see any object with Tango-enabled smartphone, this technology determines the relative position of that object. Now, using this information, Augmented reality phone can create 3D map of the real view as seen from the device camera. And, you can place any virtual object (e.g virtual furniture) in this real 3D view (e.g your drawing-room). Furthermore, for this tracking and real-time integration, project tango smartphone utilizes computer vision software instead of GPS.
What is Daydream Technology?
Unlike Tango (which is based on Google Augmented reality), Daydream Technology is the Virtual reality computing platform developed by Google for Android 7.0. Thus, you can enjoy virtual reality games and Apps on your Daydream-ready smartphones. Moreover, it will be an inbuilt feature from Android 7.1 onward.
So, be ready to experience these most advanced technologies with Project Tango Smartphones like Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and Asus Zenfone AR. In a nutshell, I can say that Phab 2 Pro utilizes Augmented Reality whereas Zenfone AR utilizes Augmented reality and Virtual reality both.
#2. After touchscreen, Google Augmented Reality is the Next Big Thing in Smartphone technology
I know, you must have enjoyed ( or at least heard ) Pokemon Go, a well-known Augmented reality game. But, apart from gaming, google Augmented reality has also a lot of practical and useful applications in many field like education, architecture, real estate, etc. Also, AR will definitely break the boundary within which you are using your mobile devices. And, this is the reason behind monetizing this awesome technology by Google as well as smart phone manufacturers like Lenovo and Asus. And, if you think that Apple is not in this race, the article from business-insider can prove you wrong. It says that ‘Apple CEO Tim Cook believes augmented reality is a big idea, like the smartphone’. Moreover, in Project Tango smartphone, Augmented reality has infused with the most advanced hardware like depth sensing camera and motion tracking sensors. Do check the below YouTube video of Zenfone AR from Asus.
And, be ready to experience the next big thing in smart phone technology.
#3. A Lot of Tango-enabled AR Apps exist for Tango smartphone like Lenovo Phab 2 Pro / Asus Zenfone AR
To experience the awesome feeling of Google Augmented reality, project tango smartphone- Lenovo Phab 2 Pro comes with 3 AR Apps installed on it. These are :-
- Measure App:- Just point the camera of Tango-enabled smartphone towards any object and you can measure the dimensions of that object in the real-time.
- Lenovo AR Camera App:- This App is for entertainment purpose. Using this Tango-enabled AR App, you can place your favourite virtual pet in your room.
- Amazon Product Preview App:- This App is really an eye-catching Tango App. Using this App, you can select any TV (currently, only TV is in the list) within the app. And, you can visualize “how it will look?” in the real-time by pointing your Lenovo Phab 2 Pro smartphone towards a wall or any surface in the room. Also, you can save and share screenshot of selected TV placed in your room. Additionally, you can tap on ‘see more’ and purchase your selection from Amazon.
Moreover, you can also install any number of Tango-enabled Apps from Google play store. And for that, you have to just tap on the tango icon on Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.
#4. Project Tango Smartphone with Google Augmented Reality allows you to Measure 3D Objects on the fly
Imagine, you have shifted to your new house. And, you have shocked to know that there is no cabinet fitted into the kitchen! So, you have to purchase one ready-made cabinet. But, how would you decide the dimensions of the cabinet without a measuring tape? OK, no problem. Just, point the camera of your Tango Smartphone towards the wall. Tap on the two corner-points. And, dimension of the wall is on your mobile screen. Yes! I am absolutely right. Project Tango smartphone with Google Augmented Reality can measure anything around you in the real-time. Moreover, this measurement is not only limited to 2D (i.e. Length x Width) but can extend to 3D (Length x Width x Depth). Do check below YouTube video.
Additionally, you can also measure area of any object around you and that too in the real-time.
But, why your existing mobile is not capable of measuring anything while Project Tango Smartphone does it on the fly?
Well, unlike your existing mobile, Project Tango smart-phone has two high-resolution cameras ( other than one regular camera) on the back of it. Additionally, it has depth and motion tracking sensors as well. Thus, when you point your Tango smart phone towards any object, these hardware along with Google Augmented reality comes into action. And, this fantastic combination starts to generate 3D mapping of your surrounding environment. Moreover, it allows your Tango mobile to know the relative distances between two points in all 3 directions. But, this can’t be possible with the hardware and camera of your regular smart phone.
#5. Project Tango and Google Augmented Reality combination means A True Gaming Experience
No doubt, Pokemon Go has provided you an amazing experience of Google Augmented Reality. And, it has definitely revolutionized the gaming industry. But, while playing the game have you noticed one thing? That, even the virtual Pokemon-character seems as an integral part in your real camera view, it can’t interact with the surroundings. Depending upon the location of mobile, it just pop-up on the screen. Now, lets discuss another scenario. Assume, you are playing an Augmented Reality Game on your Tango-enabled smartphone. Here, the virtual character can actually sit on a real chair or even slide on your kid-slider (real) that you are looking through your Tango-enabled Augmented reality phone. In a nutshell, Project Tango and Google Augmented reality combination allow virtual character to interact with the real environment and that too in the real-time. Furthermore, Tango allows you to experience Mixed Reality on your smart phone itself.
How Tango support Google Augmented Reality for making your virtual enemy (or pet) interactive in the real-time?
Project Tango Smartphone is having the latest hardware like, depth sensing camera, motion tracking sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope. Additionally, it has high-end processor along with a huge amount of RAM. But, hardware alone is not sufficient. Three technologies that come into action with Google Augmented Reality when you play any AR game on your Tango-enabled Smartphone are :-
- Depth Sensing
- Area Learning
- Motion Tracking
* Tip:- Willing to learn these technologies in depth? Well, you can check this article from Google.
In summary, I can say that Google Augmented Reality and Tango are made for each other. And, this combination can produce ‘Most Technologically Advanced Smartphone’ (i.e. Lenovo Phab 2 Pro / Asus Zenfone AR). Involvement of Google along with smartphone manufacturers make it the ‘Next Big Thing in Smartphone Technology’. Also, to feel awesome experience of AR, a lot of ‘Tango-Enabled AR Apps’ are already developed and available on Google Play store. If you own a Project Tango Smartphone, you can ‘Measure 3D Objects’ on the fly. Additionally, hardware like high-end processor, RAM, depth sensing camera along with a huge display screen are altogether ready to provide you a ‘True Gaming Experience’. And yes! while you are obsessed with Google Augmented Reality, don’t forget the Daydream Technology.
That’s all from my side. Let me know what you have liked most. Which Smartphone you would prefer to buy? :- Tango-Enabled Lenovo Phab 2 Pro or Tango+Daydream-Enabled Asus Zenfone AR! And, how would you use Google Augmented Reality in your mobile devices? If you like my post, do share it with your friends. Also, to keep updated about Augmented reality, don’t forget to subscribe on my website. Additionally, visit my Facebook page and do follow @Augrealitypedia on Twitter.