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Witness the breathtaking tech behind Project Tango's 3D mapping
Ever wondered what Project Tango is all about? This project is meant to bring smartphones the ability to map their surroundings in 3D. Google plans to bring two devices of this kind to the market – a phone and a tablet.
Mantis Vision has just announced their partnership with Google, with whom they have teamed up to work on Project Tango. Mantis Vision will be providing Google with MV4D, the core platform behind the devices’ 3D mapping technology.
Google’s Project Tango 7-inch tablet will be the very first device to feature said technology, with multiple sensors and Mantis Vision’s MV4D software. Now let’s get to the original question – what will Google do with all this?
Such 3D technology would allow for all kinds of applications to exist. Google’s purpose is not really to take your information for their data (at least not completely), this technology can also bring consumer applications a twist we have never seen before.
Imagine what 3D-supported apps could do for gaming, photography and other functions in smartphones? Mantis Vision has decided to give us a glimpse at what could be done thanks to their MV4D platform, and boy is it jaw-dropping!
Now you have us nerds running all over the office, Google. Project Tango will open doors that currently don’t exist! Not to mention, the Project Tango tablet is also a super powerful device.
We are talking about a 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. Such specs paired with this new 3D mapping technology should make for one sweet and promising future.
We are expecting Project Tango tablets to cost about $1024, and they are said to launch in late June. This is pretty soon, so be sure we will get to see more on Mantis Vision and Project Tango soon.