Project Tango wiki

Knowledge sharing with the Project Tango developer community

Welcome to the Project Tango wiki. This is a community effort and not affiliated with Google, ATAP, or Project Tango.



Project Tango builds on top of Google's Android Operating System adding three novel technologies:

  • Motion Tracking
  • Area Learning
  • Depth Perception

Developers can build apps with Project Tango technologies using three APIs:

  • Unity
  • Java
  • C

A Project Tango Development Kit 7" tablet device is available - codename "Yellowstone". Another commercial product is available from Lenovo named Phab 2 Pro
At the time of writing, this wiki is primarily concerned with software development using the Yellowstone hardware and the Phab 2 Pro.

United States, South Korea, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. The Phab 2 Pro can only be ordered to a US address currently.

Official Project Tango Resources

Hardware information



Q. Where is the Mapper App?
A. Constructor is the official app. TangoScanView can view Constructor files on most Android devices.

Q. Is there a warranty?
A. A 1-year warranty was introduced summer 2015. Rooting may invalidate the warranty. Unlocking the bootloader definitely does.

Q. Is there a phone?
A. The first Project Tango device was a handset - codename "Peanut". Lenovo has released the first tango enabled phone called the Phab 2 Pro in October 2016.

Q. Which carriers are supported with the SIM card?
A. T-Mobile US and Project Fi confirmed. Yellowstone uses the same NB106-N radio as the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet. See supported bands.

Q. How can I develop for the google tango?
A. The tango apps can be built using three platforms Unity3D, Java and C






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Research Papers

Developer Resources

Setting up your Tango device

Linux configuration

Setting up your Android development environment


Development tools

Known issues and workarounds

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