Google’s Tango AR platform materialized with smartphones launched last year. While Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is world’s first phone to have Tango AR on board, Asus launched its Google Tango-enabled Zenfone AR at the MWC 2017. The rapidly increasing augmented reality technology has now drawn popular game engine Unity to hop on as well. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting cardAlso Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android users
Google and Unity would be joining hands for the game engine’s integrated native support for the search giant’s augmented reality focussed platform. Google s Product Manager for Developer Platforms Nathan Martz announced that the Tango AR platform would be officially getting native integration in the Unity game engine. Its VR counterpart Google Daydream got Unity support last month. The announcement was made at Vision AR/VR Summit held by Unity. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
“This is going to make Tango AR development for smartphones just as accessible and powerful as Daydream VR is today, RoadToVR quoted Martz saying. As per the report, no specific date has been announced, the native Tango integration could arrive later this year in Unity version 2017.2. ALSO READ: Lenovo PHAB2 Pro Google Project Tango phone launched in India, priced at Rs 29,990: Specifications, features
Unity and Tango AR integration would virtually be a first major software support for Google’s AR-based platform. Tango AR still has a long way to go with more AR-based apps needed on the platform. The world has got a slight taste of augmented reality with Pokemon Go app. With Google Tango AR and Unity coming together, we wonder what the collaboration would offer.