App from IKEA and Apple: to see furniture with AR is a novelty in Android. It is an application that allows you to test the furniture of the IKEA catalog directly in your living room, without having to have them bought, transported to your home and mounted, just by pointing the camera of your smartphone and pressing a button. IKEA Place is a very useful application that eliminates the worst part of buying a piece of furniture. Its operation is very simple, because it uses the augmented reality so that we can see from the smartphone the whole environment of our house, being able to add furniture from the IKEA catalog - not yet all, yes - and move elements, all to facilitate the assessment of how the furniture in real time would be mounted in any of the rooms. There is no doubt that augmented reality is, along with virtual reality, the future of content consumption with our mobile devices, and we are not going to deny that the application of IKEA and Apple we like a lot, and we would like to see it on Android.
However, you have to be fair, and although Apple likes to talk about its innovations to hype, the truth is that Android is no novelty that of seeing our home actually augmented by being able to place and move furniture and elements to our whim. It is not that Google has given too much time to Project Tango, at least to date, and that seems to us one of the most interesting technologies that the search giant has developed in recent years. We already have some smartphones in the market such as the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro or the ASUS Zenfone AR, but it is still expected to be included in a smartphone standardizing the use of Tango. That yes, Project Tango promises to provide our mobile devices with the ability to understand space as a human would, and it does so thanks to a system of three cameras that allows them to recognize environments and objects, measure distances and bring the experience of the augmented reality to almost endless possibilities.