Google making 3D tablet - report

2014-05-23 20:19
(Marcio Jose Sanchez, AFP)

(Marcio Jose Sanchez, AFP)

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San Francisco - Google next month will start cranking out prototypes of a 3-D tablet designed to give users immersive experiences that could include virtual reality, according to US media reports.

The tablet will have a 7-inch display and an array of sophisticated cameras, sensors and software, the Wall Street Journal said in a story citing unnamed sources.

Google on Friday said they had nothing to announce.

The tablet was reported to be part of a Project Tango worked on by a special team at the California-based technology firm.

The project was said to involve giving advanced mapping and virtual reality capabilities to mobile devices powered by Google's free Android software.

Nearly 42% of people in the United States used tablets at least once a month last year and that figure was expected to top 46% this year, according to industry tracker eMarketer

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