When Google sold off Motorola Mobility, it kept the company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group and moved it under the Android umbrella. Now we know at least part of the reason why: Project Tango.
Project Tango is an ambitious attempt by ATAP, a skunkworks division with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) roots that's been peeled away from Motorola Mobility, to give smartphones the ability to do realistic 3D mapping and create virtual experiences as the phone's owner moves through the real world. Not surprisingly, there's more to it than that.
The key move to … Read more