Google Project Tango: 7-Inch Prototype Tablet Unveiled With 3D-Motion Sensors

By Vivek

One of the projects that Google has been keenly working on successfully is Tango, which is related to the unique 7-inch tablet. 'Unique' in the sense, that it comes with out-of-the-box imaging applications and features, alongside some impressive inert qualities.

Google Project Tango: 7-Inch Prototype Tablet Unveiled With 3D-Sensor


Google is possibly almost close to finishing the project as it has started inviting developers who would want to work with the new device. Thus, developers can now sign up to be notified when the unit goes on sale later this year for $1,024. The team behind Project Tango hopes to show off the tablet at Google I/O later this month. A "limited number" of prototypes, to be precise, 4,000 units will be made available to developers later this month.

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The company reportedly said on Thursday that developers interested can begin using its "Project Tango Tablet Development Kit," a tablet featuring specialized cameras for tracking 3-D motion.

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Via a Google+ post, Google's ATAP team said, "You can use the Project Tango Tablet Development Kit to make applications that track full 3-dimensional motion and capture surfaces in the environment."

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The 7-inch tablet could come with an immersive experiences around gaming. If you are not aware of the hardware that is used in the device, it is powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor and has 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, Wi-Fi, BTLE and 4G LTE. And it will support some of the most recent features in the mobile market, like OpenGL 4.4. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS.


As told earlier, this tablet is all about its specialized cameras and "integrated depth sensing" for capturing an environment's geometry. Precisely, it is equipped with 3D-sensors and a motion-tracking camera.

What the hardware would actually do is that it can understand space and motion the way humans do, enabling interior spaces to be quickly mapped in three dimensions, allowing the creation of applications that blend real and virtual objects.

Also, if you would have noticed, sometimes smartphone's GPS doesn't work properly indoors. Possible applications for Google's new technology could include mapping products inside stores, architectural 3-D plans or improved guides for visually impaired people.

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