Earlier this year, Google announced about its Project Tango Tablet plans; Now Google’s Advance Technologies & Projects (ATAP) has officially let the cat out of the bag. It has started working on the Project Tango to bring new 7-inch tablet computer with 3D and motion-sensing capabilities.
The aim of the new Project Tango is to make mobile devices capable of using sensors and cameras to build 3D maps more cheaply and easily than other current efforts and technologies. The ATAP announced that the seven- inch tablet is packed with a more powerful technologies.
The tablet has 1080p display, quad-core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor with 4GB RAM, 128GB of storage, motion tracking camera, integrated depth sensing, WiFi, BTLE, 4G LTE, USB 3.0, micro-HDMI and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.
As you can see, Tango Tablet is really impressive. The Tango device is capable of mapping 3D mockup of your office building or home. It’s also capable of measuring the distance between objects within them.
Lets see how Google explained its own Project Tango in their official words:
The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.
Our team has been working with universities, research labs, and industrial partners spanning nine countries around the world to build on the last decade of research in robotics and computer vision, concentrating that technology into a unique mobile device. We are putting early prototypes into the hands of developers that can imagine the possibilities and help bring those ideas into reality.
– Johnny Lee and the ATAP-Project Tango Team
The project is already getting support from the world’s graphic communities. Gaming companies who build game engines and other companies such as Epic and AutoDesk (AutoCAD developer) has many project going on Tango. Corporate supports for Tango begins with Qualcomm’s Adreno GPU inside the Tango smartphone and K1 in Tablet.
“If the device can understand your environment,” said Lee, “you could turn your living room into a dungeon.” Lee showed lots of impressive game demos that let us think more about the Tango device.
Tango team has a very bright future, the project is not going to be limited in smartphones and tablets but very soon it will expand itself to wearable. What do you think of Google’s Project Tango Tablet so far: impressed, excited?