project tango devkit

Back in February Google announced Project Tango. The program revolves around smartphones and tablets that incorporate incredible cameras to give them a “human-scale understanding of space and motion.” So basically the device would have the ability to learn its surroundings. We saw prototype-stage devices earlier this year but today some great news comes out of the second day of I/O 2014. Google has confirmed that the Project Tango tablet launch is now slated for 2015.

That’s the consumer launch, mind you, so folks like you and I will be able to walk into a store and pick up a Project Tango tablet, and be able to experience all of its interesting features. To bring this to the market Google is partnering with its long-time hardware partner LG.

Unfortunately no further information was revealed about the Project Tango tablet other than its expected release time frame. We don’t know as yet what the specifications are going to be, what are the dimensions, the complete list of features or how much the tablet itself would cost when it hits the market next year.

Project Tango devices will have a depth sensor and motion tracking camera built-in to allow them to determine their orientation as well as see what’s in front to chart out the same on a 3D map. ”Imagine if the directions to your destination didn’t stop at the front door, but to tell you exactly where to go and what to do,” Tango’s program lead Johnny Lee said today.

Its certainly interesting and intriguing, and I for one can’t wait to get my hands on it.

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