Google's 3D-scanning Project Tango developer tablet can be yours, without an invite, for the price of $512.
Google didn't even mention its long-in-development "Project Tango" efforts today during the Google I/O keynote. However, the company is now allowing anyone to purchase its development tablet for the 3D-sensing hardware from the Google Store without an invite for the first time. The price for the tablet is $512, which is half of what Google sold it for when it first went live in November 2014.
The 7-inch tablet comes in either black or white colors and comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, It has NVIDIA's Tegra K1 processr inside, along with support for both Wi-FI and 4G LTE wireless connections. However, the big feature is its 4 megapixel camera with a massive sensor, a dedicated motion sensing camera, and depth sensor.
Keep in mind that while technically anyone can now buy the Project Tango tablet, it was created specifically for developers and not for the general consumer. Google states:
These tablets are designed to enable software professionals to develop for the platform. The tablet has known issues and will receive regular updates which may modify the device's functionality as the platform evolves. By purchasing this device, you acknowledge you understand this risk.
Last year, at Google I/O 2014, the company announced it would team up with LG to release a consumer tablet with the Project Tango technology sometime in 2015. Since then there's been no updates on those plans.
Source: Google Store