Google's Project Tango Tablet With 4GB RAM
Google's Project Tango tablet development kit launched last year and was available via an invite-only system allowing selected customers
to get hands on it. The company just ahead of
its I/O 2015 conference however has expanded
the Project Tango tablet availability, and has made the tablet available via its exclusive Google Store.
The Project Tango tablet, initially launched at
$1,024 (approximately Rs. 65,000), has also
received a price cut and is now available at half
the price - $512 (approximately Rs. 33,000). It's
worth noting that the Google Store India page for the Project Tango doesn't exist, indicating
the tablet may not be available in India.
The highlight of the tablet is it comes with 3D
vision and motion-sensing capabilities, and is
meant to help developers design for Project Tango, which is aimed at bringing 3D vision technology to smartphones and tablets for
potential applications such as indoor mapping,
gaming and helping blind people navigate.
It features a 7-inch screen with a 1080x1920
pixels screen resolution with pixel density of
323ppi. The Google Tango prototype runs on Android 4.4 KitKat, and is powered by 2.3GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor coupled
with 4GB of RAM. Other specifications include 4G
LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and
128GB of built-in storage with microSD card
slot. For Project Tango's 3D computer vision
tech, the tablet features two cameras along with a depth sensor.
Project Tango is run by Google's Advanced
Technology and Projects (ATAP) division. The
development kits can be used to make "apps"
that track full 3D motion and recognize surfaces
of things nearby, according to Google.