Saturday, 19 August, 2017

Google Expeditions Adds Augmented Reality for Classrooms

Google is about to take the wraps off its answer to Facebook's Oculus Alphabet's Google unit reportedly will unveil a new virtual reality headset at its developer conference this weekMore
Lori Graves | 20 May, 2017, 04:18

The tech giant previously talked about several variants of the device boasting different amounts of RAM and internal storage, with Verizon now saying that only one particular model of the ZenFone AR will be available for purchase in the United States.

Asus are probably best known as a maker of laptops and tablet hybrids, but they are aiming to score a larger share of the American smartphone market with the upcoming ZenFone AR, for which Verizon will be the exclusive wireless provider in the USA.

Tango is an augmented reality (AR) platform that uses qualified devices to detect their users' positions relative to places and objects around them without using Global Positioning System or other external signals. That energized developers and consumers who are seeking an all-in-one device for augmented reality and virtual reality. What makes the ZenFone AR unique is that it's the first phone to support both Tango - Google's mobile augmented reality platform - and Daydream VR. The phone is not only AR capable but also VR capable, making Project Tango and Daydream work seamlessly. ASUS and Google are also partnering with well-known brands to bring the Tango AR experience to customers. To date, there are over 100 Tango compatible apps on Google Play.

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On top of discussing future VR ambitions, Google also took the opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to AR with a few announcements. Under the hood, the Zenfone AR packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, which the company is optimised for Tango.

The ZenFone AR comes equipped with a huge 5.7-inch screen, WQHD 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution, high-contrast super AMOLED, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8212 chipset, Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU, 6GB RAM, DTS Virtual Surround Sound, ultra-loud 5-magnet speaker, ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 camera system, Sony IMX318 sensor, and a TriTech Autofocus system.

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