) recently announced a development kit for its Project Tango
initiative, featuring a 7-inch tablet computer prototype packed
with three dimensional (3D) sensing and mapping abilities.
The tablet is so designed that it will allow developers to create
3-D applications. Only a limited number of prototypes will be
available for developers, priced at $1024, towards the end of June
when Google has its I/O conference.
Google's latest launch comes after
) recent announcement of an event on Jun 18 wherein it's likely to
unveil its long-rumored 3D smartphone. Google's new device is
expected to expand the features of Android technology on mobile
The tablet is powered by
) new quad-core Tegra K1 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM, 128GB
of storage, 1080p display, motion tracking camera and incorporated
depth sensor. The device will run on Android 4.4 KitKat and will
provide WiFi, BTLE, Bluetooth and 4G LTE connectivity.
In February this year, Google's Advanced Technologies and Projects
(ATAP) declared Project Tango, aimed at giving mobile devices a
human-scale comprehension of space and motion. The devices under
this project consist of customized hardware and software enabled
with capabilities of 3-D motion tracking and mapping of the
The first device was a 5-inch Android-powered smartphone equipped
with 3D motion and depth sensing hardware. Google provided 200
phones to developers interested in building mapping tools, games
and algorithms making use of the device's varying sensors.
The latest tablet is the second device connected with Project
The tablet will help Google attract a larger number of developers
with the Tegra K1 processor likely to be the icing on the cake. It
will provide developers with horse power to \make more engaging
apps and thereby drive revenue.
Google, the world's largest online search engine, is gradually
strengthening its foothold in different markets.
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