Remember Google's Project Tango smartphone prototype, which maps its surroundings in 3D? Well, Google is now prepping an official developer's kit, and it's powered by an Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC. Kids these days don't read, so here's the promo video:
The dev kit is based on a 7" Android tablet loaded with the K1 chip, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of flash storage. There's a 120° camera up front, plus a 4MP rear shooter, motion camera, and depth sensor around back. All that hardware combines with "advanced sensor fusion algorithms" to allow the tablet to "understand space and motion the way humans do," Nvidia says. Developers will apparently be able to create applications that "blend real and virtual objects" in real time.
The Tango tablet will be on sale later this year, and the price is set at a steep $1024. I hope they at least included a high-PPI display. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 4G LTE connectivty are on the menu, though.
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