Google creating Project Tango tablets with 3D computer vision

Google logoPeople briefed on Google's plans told The Wall Street Journal today that the company has begun developing a seven-inch tablet with advanced vision capabilities. According to these sources, the tablet with be packed with a wealth of sensors, including two back cameras, infrared depth sensors, and advanced software that can capture precise three-dimensional images of objects.

The tablet will be an offshoot of Google's Project Tango smartphone, which brought two computer vision processors together with a 4MP camera, a depth sensor, and a second camera for motion tracking, back in February. The moonshot project resulted in a limited run of phones that were reserved for developers who pitched their plans for the phone to Google.

Google creating Project Tango tablets with 3D computer vision

Interestingly enough, the smartphone began as a seven-inch tablet prototype which inserted "the mainboard between two slices of acrylic," which were adorned with automotive-spec sensors, according to SlashGear: "On the front there was a fisheye camera, while on the back was a high-resolution main camerasimilar to what you might find on a regular tablettogether with a motion-tracking camera with a fish-eye lens, and a depth sensor."

Google will produce about 4,000 of these newly rumored tablets starting next month, The Wall Street Journal says. Another source told the paper that the tablet could be released ahead of the company's annual developer conference scheduled for the end of June.

As with the smartphone, the tablet could use its wealth of sensors to map the interior of a room for indoor navigation, or it could be used to play games. The idea behind Google's limited releases to developers is that, like with Google Glass, the community will play with the hardware and come up with software that could sell the futuristic device to the public.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Google, tablets, technologies

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 will boast a larger 10.5-inch display with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution
The new power scheme will allow users to extract slightly more performance out of their machines
Huawei's P20 family of smartphones is scheduled for a March 27 announcement in Paris
New stats show Amazon surpassed Microsoft this week
Qualcomm and Broadcom executiveswere met in February 14
Gmail Go at its core will do what the regular Gmail app does
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (6)