Google and Qualcomm Making Snapdragon 652 & 820 'Tango' Ready

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  1. dgstorm

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    It looks like some of Qualcomm's newest chipsets don't need any hardware reconfigurations in order to be fully compatible with Google's "Tango" AR software. Supposedly, Google and Qualcomm have already been working together for the past year and a half to make the Snapdragon 652 and 820 "Tango-ready."

    Here's a quote with a few more details,

    "Qualcomm even says that since its processors are optimized for the technology, Tango ends up using less processing power than a normal app and consumes less than two watts. By removing the need for extra hardware besides a depth sensor and a motion tracking camera, the partners are making it easy for phonemakers to adopt the AR tech." ~ Engadget

    It looks like the Lenovo Phab2 Pro will probably not be the only Tango device in the future, (as long as OEMs decide to adopt the technology). What do you folks think of Tango? Is it just a gimmick, or do you think it will become a de facto feature in future smartphones?

    Here's our dedicated Phab2 Pro section for further discussion: Phab2 Pro - Tango Phone by Lenovo & Google