If you have followed Google related news last year, then you might recall that Lenovo Phab 2 attracted decent amount of interests from consumers as it was first Project Tango smartphone. At that time, Tango was Google’s first attempt at augmented reality and as the company looks to move forward with ARCore, Google has announced that it will be shutting down Project Tango on March 1, 2018.
The latest news comes via a recent tweet by Project Tango’s official Twitter account. In the tweet, Google announced that it will shut down the project on March. The company said, “We’re turning down support for Tango on March 1, 2018. Thank you to our incredible community of developers who made such progress with Tango over the last three years.”
We’re turning down support for Tango on March 1, 2018. 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. https://t.co/aYiSUkgyie
— Tango (@projecttango) December 15, 2017
As mentioned earlier, Google is moving to ARCore which will be more accessible and is likely to find its way to smartphones by other manufacturers. At the moment, Google is testing ARCore with its Pixel smartphones. Recently, the company introduced AR Stickers which allows users to place characters in camera scenes.