The Tango project will be deprecated on March 1st, 2018. Google is continuing AR development with ARCore, a new platform designed for building augmented reality apps for a broad range of devices without the requirement for specialized hardware.
In addition to working with our OEM partners on new devices, Google is also working closely with Asus, as one of our early Tango partners, to ensure that ZenFone AR will work with ARCore. We'll be back with more information soon on how existing and new ZenFone AR users will get access to ARCore apps.
The current version of the Tango APIs are designed for a single app
using Tango Service in the foreground. Multi-app usage is undefined so do
not plan on users switching between multiple active Tango apps at
Cameras will occasionally crash and cannot be opened. For Tango
applications, when they start, the API call TangoService_connect() will
always return an error after 10 seconds and the app cannot continue. A
reboot is usually required when this happens.
Occasionally, or when under high CPU load, the depth flash may appear in
the color image, or no depth points are returned. Let the device cool down
ADFs may become tilted with respect to gravity and you’ll find the horizon
is no longer correct when relocalizing. You will need to delete the ADF and
make a new one if this happens.
The default landscape device orientation is uncommon. Some existing apps,
especially those built with Unity, may not rotate correctly. See One Screen
Turn Deserves Another
for more information.
The VideoOverlay feature of the SDK does not work when multithread rendering
is turned on.