Google and Qualcomm collaborating on new Project Tango smartphone with Snapdragon 810 processor

The string of big Google I/O announcements carried into the second day of the conference with a tease of the next Project Tango smartphone.

Qualcomm says that it’s building the next Project Tango smartphone and that the reference device will be powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor and an Adreno 430 GPU. The device will also have the array of sensors and cameras that are typically found on Project Tango hardware, like a depth camera, motion tracking camera, RGB camera, gyroscope, and accelerometer.

If you’ll remember all the way back to February 2014, Google actually announced a smartphone with the debut of Project Tango. However, that phone never really seemed to make its way to many developers hands. And in the process of making another smartphone, especially one that’s powered by a Snapdragon processor, Google is helping to expand Project Tango’s availability even further and getting the platform to play nicely with Qualcomm’s silicon.

There aren’t many details available about Qualcomm’s Project Tango smartphone, but a registration page for the device says that its development platform is coming this summer, so it may not be much longer before more details on the device are revealed. If you just can’t wait until then to Tango with Google, the company will sell you a Project Tango tablet for $512.

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