Qualcomm, Google to Make Project Tango Smartphone With Snapdragon 810 SoC

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Qualcomm, Google to Make Project Tango Smartphone With Snapdragon 810 SoC
One of the world's biggest mobile chipset manufacturers, Qualcomm, has unveiled plans to develop a Project Tango smartphone with Google. The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 810 SoC, and will feature the 3D motion-tracking capabilities that Project Tango seeks to develop and promote.

The announcement comes shortly after Google put the Project Tango tablet on sale through the Google Store at $512 (approximately Rs. 33,000), half of its original price. Google did not speak of the Project Tango platform at the recently concluded Google I/O, but Qualcomm has gone ahead and revealed its upcoming smartphone powered by the platform. Project Tango is being developed by Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group, which was formerly a division of Motorola Mobility. It is meant to enable devices to track 3D motion in real time, creating a 3D model of the environment around it.

Qualcomm's Project Tango smartphone is expected to be equipped with a camera, gyroscope, and accelerometer to provide the motion tracking that the platform is known for. Qualcomm will also give developers access to the Qualcomm Developer Network to take advantage of features included in the premium-tier Snapdragon 810 processor and enhance the performance of Android applications, such as access to the Qualcomm Hexagon DSP via the Hexagon SDK as well as the Qualcomm Vuforia mobile vision platform.

Qualcomm has also stated that the Project Tango smartphone will arrive later this summer. Qualcomm's complete announcement on the smartphone in development can be found on its dedicated page for developers.

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Ali has over eight years of experience in the technology space, specialising in writing about all kinds of audio gear and TVs. He’s reviewed all kinds of headphones, speakers, audio gear, and televisions over the years, and is the in-house expert on all gadgets with screens and audio drivers. He is of the firm belief that truly wireless earphones are the future, and will always recommend a 4K TV, but not necessarily a smart TV. In his spare time, Ali likes to watch TV shows and movies ...More

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