Google’s Environment Sensing Project Tango Gets A Teardown

TechCrunch

Google’s Project Tango prototype smartphone is armed with four cameras to allow it to take stock of its environment and record and use 3D depth-sensing info, and it’s basically just a bunch of cameras and sensor glommed onto a fairly impressive Android smartphone with a quad-core processor and 2GBs of RAM to crunch all that environment data. iFixit got to tear it down and have a look at what’s inside, and this pre-consumer hardware definitely has some interesting guts.

There are not one but three USB ports on the device, including mini USB, microUSB and USB 3.0, and the bulky little guy also has a 3,000mAh battery, and a 5-inch display. But the real hotness are the cameras, which include a 120-degree field of vision front-facing camera which is roughly equivalent to that of the hujman eye, and a 4 megapixels main camera that also has an infrared sensor for…

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