Google teams up with Qualcomm on Project Tango


On Friday, Google has announced its partnership with Qualcomm on Project Tango smartphone prototype that will be powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor. It is also expected to feature an octa core CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU.


It was considered that Google must have given up on Project Tango phones, for the first prototype was launched in February last year and there was no sound on it until now. It is said that Google and Qualcomm together are working to improve the model of Project Tango world-sensing cameras into the chipmaker’s reference phone designs.

The partnership with Qualcomm will see the Snapdragon 810 chip in the Project Tango smartphone development platform. The firm is all pride for its flagship Snapdragon processor will allow for ‘fast graphics and compute performance with less power from the battery, together with ¬†advanced GPU security and superior camera functionality. Apart from these, like in the previous prototype, the device will consist of it the camera, gyroscope and accelerometer to allow users to create a visual 3D map of the surroundings. It is expected that this phone would accelerate innovation in the fields like indoor navigation, virtual and augmented reality experiences and real-world 3D gaming.


Raj Talluri, Google’s senior vice president of product management said, “Qualcomm technologies is pleased to power the next generation project Tango development device. We are excited to work together with Google and Android developers to help deliver new, innovative visual experiences using depth-sensing technology on mobile devices.”

Particularly, the Project Tango developer tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset has also been launched at $512 and will begin selling after a week. The device was announced at the I/O event by Google. The device sports a 7″ screen, 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage and 4G LTE. It was first unveiled to the Google technicians to test it in the unique environment.

Just like the tablet the new Handset device would be first launched for the developers who will work on its improving its features, efficiency testing and then it would be released to the general public. Though the actual date of the release has not be released, according to Qualcomm, the developers will have the chance to purchase the Smartphone ‘Tango’ project during the third quarter of the year. The new device is expected to function like any smartphone with conventional apps and hardware add-ons.