Google presented Project Tango
The Google team presented a tablet equipped with sensors of depth and the chamber, reacting to movements. The device is a part of the project under the name Project Tango. The initiative is directed on creation of three-dimensional models of surrounding space.
The new tablet of Google received the 7-inch display, 4 Gbytes of random access memory, the internal store in volume of 128 Gbytes, the sensor for modeling of three-dimensional space and some built-in chambers one of which is capable to trace movements. The device works at base of the latest NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor under control of the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.
Engineers of Project Tango plan to show a new tablet during conference of developers of Google I/O at the end of this month, writes Engadget. Then the novelty will go on sale limited party at the price of 1024 dollars for a copy.
Project Tango Tablet Development Kit The Project Tango 7" tablet development kit is powered by the new NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor packed with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, motion tracking camera, integrated depth sensing, WiFi, BTLE, and 4G LTE (availability will depend on region and carrier). These development kits are designed for professional developers interested in exploring the future of mobile 3D sensing. They 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 experimental group Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) created by the Google company is engaged in the Tango project. In February of this year children from ATAP showed the 5-inch smartphone, capable to 3D-model the environment.
The interested developers will receive SDK in process of its readiness. The set will allow to create the applications, capable to trace movement of devices in 3D-space, creating environment cards, is told in the message in the official blog of the company.
While it is not clear, how many SDK plans to let out ATAP, but earlier it was a question of 4 000 prototypes «a tablet with expanded possibilities» for the Google conference planned for the end of June.