Lenovo Announces That They Are Working On A Consumer Ready Project Tango Smartphone With Google
Project Tango was first announced by Google early on in 2014 and later that year, a developer tablet was announced to kick things off. That 7″ tablet which cost well over $1,000 was not available for purchase by the average consumer, nor was it meant for them. Through a partnership with Lenovo however, Google looks to change that. In the Summer of 2016 Google and Lenovo will launch a new Project Tango smartphone that will be designed for consumer purchase and will cost under $500.
For now Google and Lenovo have yet to decide on a final design for the device, but they have stated that it will look something like the phone in the renders below.
The device will launch this Summer of this year with a Snapdragon processor under the hood. Aside from that we don’t know much regarding specifications. In the meantime however until Lenovo does launch this device, Google is encouraging app developers to submit ideas for apps and games using Project Tango’s technology. Google will pick out a few of those submissions (they will be in contact by March 15th) to help fund and provide engineering support to help make those ideas become a reality. The submission period is open through February 15th although developers will need to meet certain requirements. You can check those out as well as submit your idea at the links below.