The ‘Tango’ device that was launched exclusively for developers earlier this year, will now be on sale for the public on the Google store.
‘Tango’ is a 3D image creator software that allows for the capture of 3D images and environment recognition. The software can recognize space and depth, using sensor data to create accurate mapping.
The tablet kit costs about half of what it did when it was launched for developers, and is now around 512 $.
The new smartphone project, uses the same basic principles as the tablet, but a smaller device could extent the usage possibilities.
With ‘Tango’ devices you could map your house interior and garden, thus planning architectural sketches directly in 3d with accurate measurements.
Sensors and image data allows you to create virtual environments, and can be used on smart or self-driving cars, collision avoiding software has the possibility of using this software as well.
The tablet has a 7 inch screen, allowing resolution up to 1080×1920 and is powered by 4 GB of ram and can store up to 128 GB of data.
Hardware includes two cameras which work in tandem with a depth sensor.
Standard option like WI-FI and Bluetooth are off course included.
The new Handset device will be launched much as the tablet was, first to developers who will contribute to early optimization and efficiency testing and then to the general public. The handset will include a Snapdragon 810 CPU.
Google’s Tablet version has already been to space, as a part of testing. Google technicians had the opportunity to test it in this type of unique environment thx to a collaboration with the NASA Ames Research Center.
This collaboration paired the Google device with a sphere, and set it in a 0 gravity environment.
The sphere allowed astronauts to navigate space of an air plane with the use of robotics during the 0 G flight test.
According the Qualcomm developers will have the ability to purchase the Smartphone ‘Tango’ project during the third quarter of this year. The new device is expected to be compatible with conventional apps and hardware add-ons.
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