Google launches 3D vision smartphone project

Feb 21, 2014, 6:51 AM EST
A reporter uses a cell phone to take a photograph of Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS being used on a Motorola Xoon tablet during a press event at Google headquarters on February 2, 2011 in Mountain View, California.
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Google has unveiled a prototype smartphone with "customised hardware and software" that enables it to create 3D maps of a user's surroundings. The device's sensors allow it make over 250,000 3D measurements every second and update its position in real-time.
Google working on 3D vision smartphone project [WSJ]
Google unveils smartphone with 3D sensors [BBC]