Google has many projects that it works on in the back ground that no one outside of Google knows about (especially Google [X] projects) but one of the highly beta and cool projects that have been announced is Project Tango. Project Tango is a mix of hardware and software as it uses extra cameras and 3D sensors to map out the physical world around you.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is actually about to start a limited production of 4,000 tablet sized Project Tango devices. This limited run is supposed to be happening right now which matches the Google I/O developer conference perfectly.
Google has made only a handful of phones that are made for Project Tango and gave them out to select developers so that they could integrate it with their own applications. So far Google has shown off this technology for mapping out virtual environments for games, making 3D models of different environments, aiding disabled people get around, and much more.
Hopefully we hear more about Project Tango as we get closer to Google I/O.
Source | WSJ