In this case the rumors have held true and Google has announced a tablet device as part of project Tango from the Google ATAP group. This latest gadget is a smart tablet with technology on board to allow the device to “see” the world around it in 3D, giving it a greater understanding of its surroundings.
Applications of these Tango devices are fairly vast and sometimes seem a little obscure, but some examples given are the possibility of enhanced gaming involving your actual surroundings, assistance to the visually impaired or even just helping to locate items on shelves in a store you just walked into. The announcement allows developers to sign up for notification when the Tango Tablet Development Kit is available, stating a time frame of sometime later this year and a serious price tag of $1,024 USD.
The specs are a 7″ tablet driven by a NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It has WiFi, BTLE (low energy Bluetooth), 4G LTE available, 120 degree front camera, a 4MP back camera, and of course a motion tracking camera and a depth sensor on the back of the device.