An announcement in June by Lenovo that it would support and was working with Google on its Project Tango technology may turn out to be a watershed moment for both companies.
Google’s project Tango is still under development but is expected to be used in Smart phones, tablets and other intelligent devices to locate themselves within a space
( "Spatial Computinmg" Tango is non GPS, and uses machine vision to identify and delineate boundaries.
The partnership between the two companies was announced earlier this year at a consumer electronics trade show in Las Vegas.
Lenovo’s has announced it would use Google Project Tango Spatial learning technology on a forthcoming smart phone called the Phab 2, an over-sized phone Lenovo expects to deliver later this summer.
Project Tango technology technologies running on phones ore tablets that dive VR displays could reduce potential risks of VR helmeted warriors slaying imaginary gorgons and colliding with walls or other fixtures.
Lenovo’s implementation of machine vision on Android mart phones could also give the PC maker the inside tract to getting contracts to be the next manufacturer of Google Nexus house branded smart phones and tablets.
Lenovo has yet to grab much market share for US smart phones, although its phones are commonly used in Asia where inexpensive unlocked versions of their phones have garnered reputations for high definition displays, durability long battery life and other features.—Jim Forbes on 22 June 2016.