Developers, if you have $1024 laying around, you can get on the list to purchase a development kit for ’s oject Tango. The kit features a 7-inch tablet device powered by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra K1 processor—one of the very few products to use the system-on-a-chip since its announcement at CES earlier this year.
Note that this is the version of the K1 with four Cortex A-15 cores, not the one with two 64-bit “oject Denver” cores. have yet to see that version of the K1 materialize.
The device also comes with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 120-degree motion-tracking front-facing camera, an integrated depth sensor, Android 4.4 KitKat, E. If you’re interested, you can sign up to be notified when the kit becomes available later this year.
For those not in the know, oject Tango is led by ’s Advanced Technology ojects group (ATA. Its goal is to provide “unique sensing capabilities” that allow developers to explore “new user experiences not possible on other mobile devices.” The devices associated with the project track 3D motion, then render a 3D model of its surrounding environment, hence the need for powerful components.
This is the second device associated with oject Tango. eviously, hed out 200 phones to developers who were interested in building mapping tools, games, algorithms that would leverage the device’s varying sensors. availability of the Tegra-powered tablet should help encourage more developers to exp the possibilities of the project.