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Definition: Google Tango

An augmented reality platform from Google for Android smartphones and tablets. Tango enables developers to create apps that overlay objects onto the real world. For example, while a virtual fantasy world can be brought into the living room, new furniture can also be envisioned. In 2016, Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro phone was the first to include Tango. See augmented reality.

Tango on the Phab 2
This Tango app lets users take measurements by aiming the phone onto real objects. (Image courtesy of Lenovo, www.lenovo.com)