Google's ground-breaking 3D-spacial mapping project, Project Tango, has long been under development at the company's Advanced Technology and Projects division. The captivating new concept has always been very promising, but also strictly confined to future research and development. Now it seems this is finally changing and we might just get the chance to experience some real-world implementations of the Google's 3D technology on the consumer market.
It seems that project ARA is finally leaving the development realm and transferring over to Google's current project portfolio. What this actually means is that the new 3D technology will not follow the fate of Google glass and is set be incorporated into actual products in the near future.
In a short term perspective this might mean that Google's Project Tango tablet development kit might just be marketed as a consumer device. While owning the 7-inch NVIDIA Tegra K1, 4GB of RAM beast of a tablet is exciting by itself, Google still hasn't revealed any of its plans for actual uses of the product. The technology is all there and the most apparent gaming implementations are clear, but little to no consumer content is currently available.
Google has published the latest Android platform distribution shares, unveiling that Marshmallow - which is the newest variant of its Android mobile operating system - is now powering 0.7% of all active Android devices across the globe. That's marginally more than the December figure of 0.5%.
Lollipop in the meantime got 3% increment in share, touching a total of 32.6% this month. But, KitKat retains the top spot with 36.1% Android market share, though there is a little bit decline from the 36.6% share reported in last month.
You can see screenshot above for the summary of the change in market share.