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Google Project Tango moves ahead with 3D motion sensing tablets

First the mobiles and now the tablets. As reported by Economic Times, Google, under its Project Tango, will be working on a tablet computer with 3D motion sensing capabilities. The developers will soon be provided with prototypes powered by Nvidia chips to create applications.

iamWire Take: With the efforts taken by companies like Google, Amazon, etc., the mobile technology has been pushed to the next level. Giving the mobile devices a human-scale undersatnding of space and motion definitely seems attractive. However, how well it can get get inherited into daily lives of the common masses is yet to be seen. 

Also Read: Project Tango-This Google phone prototype is a step into the future

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The curtain on the project was pulled back as Google put out word it will soon put prototypes powered by Nvidia chips in the hands of developers interested in creating applications that take advantage of innovations built into devices. The development kits can be used to make apps that track full 3D motion and recognize surfaces of things nearby, according to Google. (As covered by LiveMint)

Google is possibly almost close to finishing the project as it has started inviting developers who would want to work with the new device. Thus, developers can now sign up to be notified when the unit goes on sale later this year for $1,024. The team behind Project Tango hopes to show off the tablet at Google I/O later this month. A “limited number” of prototypes, to be precise, 4,000 units will be made available to developers later this month. (As reported by Gizbot)

The team behind Project Tango hopes to show off the tablet at Google I/O later this month,Engadget reports. A “limited number” of prototypes will be made available to developers later this month for $1,024. Project Tango is the latest project out of Google’s experimental Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group. ATAP announced its first piece of Project Tango hardware, a 3D sensor-enabled smartphone, in February. (As mentioned in Mashable)

More from Economic Times: “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.” said by  team member Johnny Lee said at a website devoted to the endeavor.


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