The write ups on Google Project Tango Tablet has been floating around the internet for the past couple of weeks. Even I without giving much thought about this device wondered what exactly is Project Tango,that is until yesterday when Google took the wraps off of the device giving full details on features and specs. Welcome to explanation needed: What exactly is project tango? Is it your ordinary tablet? The answer is no.
Project Tango is not your ordinary tablet where you just surf the net and download an assortment of apps onto your device you like you would do on a Nexus 7 or a iPad. The tablet main function is 3D mapping,making it a spatially aware device. The Project Tango tablet has a number of cameras and sensors on board which can detect its surroundings and movements in three dimensions.
The applications on the device integrates the physical world around you're in a virtual representation on the display. For an example,if you're a avid lover of first person shooting games like myself and played every map on the game,after awhile the mapped environment you visited in the game becomes very stale. With a tablet like Project Tango,you can map out an entire neighborhood for the current city you're living in. Have a wild shoot em up in your old neighborhood in a game like Call of Duty or Battlefield.
A tablet like Project Tango will benefit real estate agents big time and even a bigger benefit for Oil and mining surveyors.
Until yesterday no one knew the internal specs within the Project Tango tablet,but thanks in part to certain publications they were able to obtain the main core specs that's within the device.Project Tango tablet is based on a 7-inch Android operating system with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and its powered by NVIDIA's new Tegra K1 integrated processor and SoC (System on Chip).
Lets take a closer examination at the NVIDIA chip that's inside the Project Tango tablet. This Google-NVIDIA joint development employs NVIDIA's potent quad-core ARM-15 design with a 192-core NVIDIA Kepler graphics engine for serious heavy duty graphics,it also has CDUA/OpenCL computational instructions. The device will also support OpenGL 4.4 for console like quality graphics that you can view in the palm of your hands.
There you have it,Project Tango Tablet.You're probably curious about the price of of this device,there are reports that Google's Project Tango Developer's Kit will be available later on this year and will cost exactly $1024.
Credit Source: HotHardare,The Verge, Google