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Google Project Tango tablet finally announced, available this June for $1024

Developers, here’s your chance to buy one of the most futuristic tablets offered by Google. Just like Project Tango smartphone, Google Project Tango tablet has been officially announced and it needs no more than the raw specifications of the device to come to the conclusion that this is one heck of a beast!

We say this is a futuristic tablet because a tablet with this spec may not be mainstream for a while, though we can’t be sure at the pace of rapid technological advancement these days. Google wants developers to buy this tablet so that they don’t have to buy another for app development and testing purpose for a long time. So what has the company stuffed into this tablet?

Google Project Tango tablet has a 7-inch 1080p display and an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage under the hood with no support for microSD card. The tablet also has motion-tracking cameras, integrated depth sensing technology and 4G LTE capability. It runs on stock version of Android 4.4.

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Google’s Project Tango smartphone and tablet.

The device will be available later this month in limited quantities and will cost a whooping $1,024. The price isn’t that big when you take the matter into consideration that its processor is powerful, the memory is big, and it packs motion-tracking cameras and depth sensing technology.

The NVIDIA chip inside uses desktop GPU architecture, making it easier for companies to port over complex programs that they’ve already spent years developing on PCs. — Engadget

Unlike the Nexus devices, Project Tango is not focused on consumers and is only intended for developers, although the sign-up page for the device does have an option to specify yourself as not a developer. But we assume Google will prioritize based on who can actually build things with the device.

The Google Project Tango tablet is a beast with all these futuristic technologies. It lets developers anticipate the future and prepare ahead. While consumer devices mostly emphasizes on the processor, RAM, GPU, and camera, this one, as you might have already guessed, emphazies on its motion-tracking cameras and 3D depth sensing technology which can unlock a new world of possibilities. The 3D depth sensing technology isn’t new, as Project Tango smartphone had this feature. But the tablet will supposedly have wider initial scope and therefore have more devices in production than the Project Tango smartphones.

If you’re interested in knowing the tidbits of Project Tango tablet, head over to Engadget’s detailed article about what this tablet is, what it packs, and why it matters.

So, developers, do you want to get your hands on one of these tablets?

Cross-posted from partner publication, Android Kothon English.

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