Late last month we learned that Google had plans for Project Tango that go way beyond its smartphone hardware. Specifically rumors claimed the project started its life out as a 7-inch tablet and that Google was working on newer more powerful tablet hardware. Now Google’s ATAP has officially let the cat out of the bag, formally introducing their 7-inch Project Tango tablet.
the Project Tango tablet is without a doubt the most impressive Android device on the planet
While the Project Tango phone has decent Snapdragon 800-based specs and an advanced camera system, the tablet version blows this hardware out of the water thanks to its quad-core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor with 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, a 1080p display, motion-tracking cams, LTE, integrated depth sending tech, USB 3.0, micro-HDMI and Android 4.4. KitKat.
As you can see, this tablet is without a doubt the most impressive Android device on the planet, at least in terms of raw specs. As you probably guessed, the hardware doesn’t come cheap as the tablet will developers back $1024 when it launches in late June. You can also expect a limited number of tablets will be made available. That said, the tablet is expected to exist in larger quantities than the Tango smartphone, which only went out to just 200 developers in March.
So why does the Tango tablet need such killer specs? Basically the idea was that the ATAP team wanted to make it hard to hit “a ceiling in terms of computing power”. It also makes the tablet a bit more futureproof so developers won’t necessarily have to rush out and buy new hardware in another year or two.
Bottom-line, the Project Tango tablet is a beast that opens the door to many more potential uses thanks to its killer hardware. One of these future use case scenarios could center around gaming, though there are likely many business and research use cases as well. We also have to admit that the Project Tango tablet looks pretty nice from an aesthetic point of view, at least when compared to the thrown-together look of the Project Tango smartphone.
For more details about Project Tango, be sure to check out some of our previous coverage. What do you think of Tango so far: impressed, excited?