Google launches Project Tango Development Kit with the NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC; Costs $1,024

BY Valerie Richardson

Published 5 Jun 2014

Project Tango

Google’s Project Tango concept was revealed a few months ago as something the company was said to be working on in its research labs. Today the company has taken a big step with this as it has announced the first official hardware based on Project Tango, but with a few caveats. This is a development kit, meaning that it’s only for developers and even if you are one, you will need to shell out $1,024 to get your hands on this.

Hardware wise, this Project Tango tablet contains a 7 inch display 1o80p display, a quad core (32-bit) NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset on board, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of flash storage and Android KitKat as well.

Since all the focus on Project Tango was its ability to recreate 3D renderings of the environment, the tablet has an array of sensors on the back including a 4-megapixel camera which could be the same as the one used on the HTC One M8. The front camera apparently has a viewing angle of 120 degrees. This device also comes with a 4G LTE chip inside, so it’s pretty well equipped as far as hardware is concerned.

Users can sign up to get more details on this Project Tango hardware from Google’s official page (link below), so make sure you give it a look if you’re a developer. Bear in mind, this device isn’t meant for daily usage and is strictly a developer only product. Sure it will have all the bells and whistles of a standard Android tablet, but the $1,024 price tag might not be justified if you’re not looking to write and develop apps around it.

Project Tango Black

[Google, NVIDIA via Android Police]