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Google’s Project Tango starts shipping to developers

If you’re a consumer, it may be hard to figure out what to do with Google’s Project Tango – which is really a high-powered tablet manufactured by LG with very special cameras and sensors that will be able to scan, map, and render real-world environments to 3D images. The tablet is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip and costs USD$1,024. But the device is specifically targeted for developers -- to whom Google has started shipping the device -- so you wouldn't have to answer that question yet.

Project Tango Tablet is on Google Play Store, not yet for sale

Ever wanted a super powerful tablet with powerful cameras and an understanding of the world as we see it and not as flat 2D images? If so, then Google's Project Tango might just be for you and, coincidentally, the tablet has just shown up on Google Play Store. That said, the device isn't actually available for purchase just yet, and neither is Google letting on how much it will cost. But given the features and purpose of the tablet, we expect it to cost quite a lot.

Android L 64-bit emulator finally out, only for Intel x86

From Google I/O 2014, we were treated to a preview of Android next OS releases, now known popularly as Android L. Android head honcho Sundar Pichai also made it clear that Android 5.0 (or is it Android Lollipop?) will be optimized for 64-bit apps, but as launch date nears (we hope) – there have been few updates regarding Android L 64-bit capability. Thankfully, we have one right now – as Android Dev has announced the availability of an Android L 64-bit emulator for Intel x86 architecture.

Z: Steel Soldiers reboot and T.E.C. 3001 games hit Android

If you are in the mood for new games that have robots as the main focus, we have two for you that our sister site SlashGear has reviewed recently that are available for Android devices. The first of the games is Z: Steel Soldiers and it follows a troop of robotic soldiers that are fighting to win. The game promises a new breed of robots with a taste for war and you can customize your own robotic soldiers.

NVIDIA plans for “Denver”, a 64-bit version of Tegra K1

With the relatively good feedback coming from the performance of the Tegra K1 chip, NVIDIA is not resting on its laurels and is moving forward with what looks to be the company’s bet for the near-future’s Android chip – the dual-core 64-bit version of the NVIDIA Tegra K1, codename “Denver”.

NVIDIA Tegra K1 gives Acer Chromebook 13 hours of uptime

The Acer Chromebook 13 is probably the first Chromebook out there sporting NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 chip, and it looks like it’s not too shabby at all. Both NVIDIA and Acer are harping on such qualities multi-tasking performance and the device’s mobile form factor. But at the top of the list is probably an industry first – 13 hours of battery time for the device.

NVIDIA Tegra K1 dovetails with Unreal Engine for demo

It would be an understatement to say that apart from Google’s new playthings, NVIDIA has been ubiquitous at the I/O developer conference as well – with its Tegra K1 chip seemingly at the heart of all things cool. One of those things was a demo by Epic Games using the Tegra K1 chip running the widely renowned FPS and RPG gaming framework Unreal Engine.

Volantis is HTC’s Nexus tablet, specs leaked ahead of Google I/O

It’s been a while since a Google-approved Nexus device hit the market, so speculation is rife if indeed we are going to get our hands on one by the time Google I/O developer conference rolls in. Front and center is HTC’s rumored Volantis, and Android Police is betting on solid information that it has the specs and the build of the next Nexus device down pat.
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