Another major partnership has been announced at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The headline-making coupling involves Lenovo and Google. Lenovo is developing the first consumer mobile device with Project Tango in collaboration with Google.
The wildly-hyped offering will launch this summer.
“The new smartphone, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, turns the screen into a magic window that can overlay digital information and objects onto the real world,” Lenovo says.
The new partners, including the crew at Qualcomm Technologies, are working “closely together to optimize the software and hardware to ensure consumers get the most out of the Project Tango platform.”
For now, few other details are known. But the buzz surrounding the news has been significant over the last 24 hours as we head into the homestretch of CES 2016.
“With Project Tango, the smartphone becomes a magic window into the physical world by enabling it to perceive space and motion that goes beyond the boundaries of a touch screen,” said Johnny Lee, Project Tango Lead at Google. “By working with Lenovo, we’ll be able to make Project Tango more accessible to users and developers all over the world to both enjoy and create new experiences that blends the virtual and real world.”