Perhaps it was inevitable, but Google
’s Project Tango
team has expanded its device experimentation beyond smartphones into tablets. The tablet will, like the Project Tango smartphone
, provide real-time 3D
mapping overlays of real environments using cameras and sensors.
According to the Wall Street Journal’s sources, Google is planning to pump out some 4,000 tablets from its ATAP
division to seed to developers. As we said
when covering the Project Tango smartphone, the key to this technology is very much whatever devs can dream up.
Project Tango smartphone
The WSJ stated that the Project Tango tablet will be a 7-inch device with two rear cameras and infrared depth sensors that will use special software to create 3D images of objects in space.
Amazingly, the rumor is that we could see this tablet hit the market as early as the end of June.