Developers can now sign up to be notified when Google starts selling its Project Tango Tablet Development Kit this summer.
Google presented a preview Thursday of its Project Tango Tablet Development Kit, an upcoming seven-inch Android tablet and associated software for creating apps that can track motion and map surroundings in three dimensions.
Project Tango is a product of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, which used to be part of Motorola Mobility. It's an attempt to arm mobile devices with processors and sensors for creating 3D models of local environments in real-time.
In a Google+ post, the Project Tango team said the tablet had been created in collaboration with Nvidia to take advantage of the chipmaker's new Tegra K1 mobile processor. Capturing and processing real-time maps of proximate objects demands high-performance silicon.
Beyond its Nvidia chip, the Project Tango tablet comes with 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, a motion tracking camera, an integrated depth sensor, WiFi, BLTE, and 4G LTE (where available). The tablet will be offered for $1,024, a price chosen for its significance to programmers -- that's 2^10 in decimal notation and 10000000000 in binary notation.
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