Some of you might have caught wind of Google’s Project Tango already? Well, maybe just the hardcore techies. But in any case, the Android kingpin’s new technology, which is led by the company’s ATAP (Advanced Technologies and Projects) group, is being created to “give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.” Original announced to be an advanced smartphone with 3D-mapping capabilities, Google is expanding its efforts by applying the concept to slates—introducing the Project Tango Tablet developer kit.
Powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 CPU, the device will run on Android and host a number of high-powered features: including 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, integrated depth sensor, a 4MP rear camera mated with a motion-tracking camera, and lastly, a 120-degree front camera to help capture 3D movement.
Google says, “These developments kits are designed for professional developers interested in exploring the future of mobile 3D sensing” and that “developers will receive updates as the software algorithms of APIs evolve.” Developer kits will be limited in quantities. Watch the video to get more familiar with the project.