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Google releases Tango development tablet

by on29 May 2015

3D sensing tablet is still not Woz

While Google is characteristically quiet about its 3D-sensing hardware – Project Tango, there is some evidence that the project is moving along.

The search engine is permitting anyone to purchase its development tablet from its Google Store without an invite.

It will set developers back $512, which is half of what Google sold it for when it first went live in November 2014.

The 7-inch tablet comes in either black or white, 4 GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It is powered by a Tegra K1 and has support for both Wi-FI and 4G LTE wireless connections.

Of course what is more important is the four megapixel camera with a motion sensing camera, and depth sensor.

Google said that the tablets are designed to enable software professionals to develop for the platform.

"The tablet has known issues and will receive regular updates which may modify the device's functionality as the platform evolves. By purchasing this device, you acknowledge you understand this risk."

Last year, at Google I/O 2014, promised that LG was going to release a consumer tablet with the Project Tango technology sometime in 2015 and nothing happened.

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