Google's Project Tango Heads To The Detroit Institute Of Arts

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AnimeMania

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They could do something similar by putting QR Codes on the exhibits and it would be accessible to a majority of their patrons right now, without the need for expensive special equipment.
 

bit_user

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consumers get to glimpse at the future without spending a couple of hundred bucks on a smartphone.
Actually $500.

Google really needs to partner up with some established & upcoming indy mobile game devs and subsidize development of some quality games for Tango.

If they want to drive mass adoption, then I think art museums are just a distraction. Sure, they cater to the more affluent, educated demographic that's more likely to include developers than average, but still... this just feels like playing around at the margins.
 

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I think what you're saying is that there needs to be a killer app--or a killer application (in the physical sense of the word.) And I agree.

Although, one could make that argument that ubiquity would work just as well for pushing adoption--the idea that if you use a device like this for a whole bunch of smaller tasks, it becomes just as indispensable as if you use it for one or two big things.
 

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Microsoft has the right idea by going after industrial applications. For the typical consumer, it's unlikely there'll be a Tango app that justifies them buying one of the (currently) two phones which support it.

The other thing Google should do is hurry up and release a Tango AR HMD, like Intel's Alloy (which might be Tango-based, for all we know).
 
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