So, those Tango phones are useless, if not incredibly bulky now? This software should absolutely be capable of delivering an AR experience. Tango would have had a niche with placing virtual furniture, home decoration, and probably a lot more that would make it not a gimmick, like Google Cardboard.
Sonu4678, 29 Aug 2017It's nice that things are moving forward now but i get the feeling that this ARCore will be le... moreThe problem with tango was the hardware. Android oem's barely makes any money (outside of Samsung) and Google wanted them to add all those sensors and take all the financial risks with no benefits in sight, its no wonder it went nowhere. At least arcore will use existing shipping hardware which will accelerate the adoption. I am surprised that was not the approach Google took with tango. At least now AR will have similar approach from both platforms, which is good for everyone involve but Microsoft with hololens. Microsoft just can't catch a break.
"ARCore is expected to eventually run on "millions of devices"
While ARkit already runs on 200 million iPhones, If not 300 million.
AnonD-535480, 29 Aug 2017Google was quick with the photo copier on that one, impressive I must say. As soon as I saw a... moreIt's nice that things are moving forward now but i get the feeling that this ARCore will be less capable than Project Tango. They had special hardware going for them which would make it more accurate and detailed.
Google's vision for Tango was more advanced that's why it was taking time but now that Apple released their AR kit, Google had to compromise on their vision. It's not a bad thing in anyway instead now other OEMs would also work with Google to make the experience better. That will certainly accelerate things.
Google was quick with the photo copier on that one, impressive I must say. As soon as I saw arkit, I knew someone at Google called an all hands on deck meeting. Tango was going nowhere and Apple showed them the best way forward. I wondered how long it would take before they adopted to it, it made all the sense in the world. At the end of the day, competition is good.