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.

Tango Publishing

Deploying applications using the Tango framework to Google Play requires only one additional step to the normal Android distribution process. To make sure your application can only be installed by Tango compatible devices, add the following line to your application's manifest file, inside the <application> tag.

    <uses-library android:name="com.projecttango.libtango_device2" android:required="true" />

If you want to have a single APK for both Tango and non-Tango devices, detect Tango capabilities at runtime and provide the appropriate experience.


Developers of Augmented Reality apps are responsible for taking the necessary steps to ensure their app is safe for all audiences.

Augmented Reality apps that opt-in to the Designed for Families program must include a safety warning upon launch of the app that contains the following:

  1. An appropriate message about the importance of parental supervision
  2. A reminder to be aware of physical hazards in the real world (e.g., be aware of your surroundings)

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