Google has just announced a official development kit for its Project Tango. The tablet is incredibly powerful, packing an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor and 4GB of RAM. It’s also got 128GB of storage under the hood. There’s also all kinds of sensors, insulting motion tracking cameras, integrated depth sending, and LTE. There are three cameras on the back of the device for motion tracking, too.
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Obviously, Google is marketing this device towards developers who end on using it to build apps for its Project Tango program. Tango is centered around using sensors to map environments with 3D scanning and the ability to track 3D motion of the device. This development kit appears to be the same tablet that was reported by the Wall Street Journal back in May. In February, Google released a smartphone prototype for its Tango program. Reportedly, the sensors in the tablet are almost the same as what was inside that smartphone.
These development kits are designed for professional developers interested in exploring the future of mobile 3D sensing. Developers will receive updates as the software algorithms and APIs evolve. These development kits are not a consumer device and will be available in limited quantities.
The Project Tango Development Kit tablet will be available “later this year” and will cost $1024, so it’s certainly not meant for an average consumer. We imagine that Google will have more information about Project Tango and its prototype devices at Google I/O later this summer. For now, you can read more about it here and watch a video below: