Support for Tango will officially end 1 March, 2018. This development comes nearly three years after Project Tango was first introduced back in 2014.
The tweet also claims that Google will continue the augmented reality journey with its ARCore technology, in the future. Although Tango has been in existence since 2014, it never managed to get the mass adoption support because it required a dedicated hardware to work in the first place.
Past year the Lenovo Phab 2 was launched, and while Lenovo launching a new phone wouldn't have raised too many eyebrows, what made the Phab 2 different is that it is the world's first Project Tango smartphone.
Alphabet-owned Google is shutting down its Project Tango computer vision platform (which graduated to just Tango in June last year).
However this does not mean that Google isn't pursuing AR tech anymore.
One key reason the company might have made this move is the advancements within the hardware. But later the project saw a downgrade with its speed and accuracy issues.
Google is working with manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei, LG, ASUS and other major smartphone makers for quality and performance checks.
Tango had a notable pedigree at Google, too: In 2012, it was the first graduate from Google X, the search giant's skunkworks program (now known simply as X).
Google will stop supporting Project Tango, as the company shifts focus to the ARCore development platform. The company's latest line of Pixel phones do not require dual cameras to produce impressive portrait images, thanks to machine learning.