Earlier this year we got to play with Google’s Project Tango and experience the ambitious new technology first hand. Now, the device has made its way to Google Play as an official development kit, though for now you still can’t actually buy one for yourself.
Project Tango isn’t your typical Android tablet. Instead, it’s the first official vehicle for Google’s mobile 3D-mapping hardware and software. The potential for Project Tango includes 3D scanning, indoor navigation, immersive gaming and more, though for that to happen developers need to start experimenting with the device itself.
Google’s 3D sensing tablet also offers some pretty solid specs, including a 7-inch 1920 x 1200-pixel display, an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, Wi-Fi, NFC and dual-stereo speakers. It ships running Android 4.4 KitKat and comes in either black or white.
Unfortunately, you can’t actually buy Project Tango at the moment, though its appearance on Google Play suggests it could become available in the very near future. There’s also no listed price, though we’re guessing all that cutting edge technology won’t come cheap.