Google’s 3D Tablet: A Developer’s Dream

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The latest device from Google lets app developers dream big.
 
Google is bringing its 3D mapping technology to a new tablet aimed at developers.

The tablet is the latest creation of Google’s Project Tango, which plans to give mobile devices a “human-scale understanding of space and motion.”

The $1000 tablet uses motion and depth sensors that make over a quarter million 3D measurements every second, updating the position and rotation of the device and building a 3D model of one’s environment.

The technology could lead to apps that give the visually impaired cues for where they’re going or guide customers through large department stores to find the products they’re looking for.

Developers envisioning more than just touch-screen apps will be able to buy the tablet in late June, though Google points out that the tablet is “not a consumer device and will be available in limited quantities.”

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