Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects(ATAP) group overnight advised they would be releasing a new Project Tango device later this year.
Project Tango is Google’s way of using sensors in hardware to map the world around us. The original announcement of Project Tango, called for interested developers to sign up to be given a phone with an array of advanced visual sensors to map environments to build 3D models of loactions. The new device which Google has announced is a tablet.
The tablet will be available to purchase to devlopers whom Google will chose for US$1024. The elevated price though will include almost desktop level specs including an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor wit 4GB of RAM, there’s also 128GB of storage and an array of sensors and cameras on both front and back including a 120° Front facing camera and 4MP 2.0µm Pixel Camera and Motion Tracking Camera on the rear. You’ll also get an Integrated Depth Sensor.
There will be Bluetooth Low-Energy(Bluetooth 4.0) and Wifi of course, as well as 4G LTE connectivity, but with limitations on carriers, so it’s possible that only US carriers will be supported. You can check out the launch video for the tablet below and if you’re interested sign-up for the opportunity to purchase a Tango Tablet later this year
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