CALIFORNIA: Google is preparing a tablet with new vision capabilities

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Google Inc is developing a new 7-inch tablet that can capture 3-D images, and plans to make about 4,000 of these prototypes beginning next month, citing people briefed on the company’s programs.

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The device, which is part of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group ‘Project Tango,’ will have two back cameras, infrared depth sensors and innovative software that can capture precise three-dimensional images of objects.

Google’s Project Tango is a platform for Android phones and tablets designed to track the full 3-dimensional motion of the device as you apply it, while simultaneously producing a map of the environment around it.

The Project’s flagship product, a prototype Smartphone, released in February has similar sensors and is projected to produce a three-dimensional map of its user’s surroundings.

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