Google just announced a Project Tango tablet development kit that expands the company’s 3D-modelling experiment. The project comes to you from ATAP, Google’s research team that works on crazy projects. This is future tech we’re not even sure about yet.
The new dev kit is packed with an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, 4GB of RAM, an a 128GB of on-board storage. But as before the hardware is all about the hardware’s motion tracking camera and depth sensing which allows you to use the hardware to create real-time 3D maps of environments. Indeed, for these types of applications, the extra screen real estate afforded by a tablet could help people working with the platform in the field better explore and work with the real time maps.
The new tablet development kit will be available in limited quantities to developers for $US1024. The idea is to explore what exactly a 3D sensing tablet with real-time processing capabilities could be useful for if put in the hands of people with big ideas.