Google Invites Selected Devs to Buy Project Tango Development Kit
Just about a month ago, the curious Project Tango development kit was officially listed as available in the Google Play Store. To much confusion however, it wasn’t available for purchase unless you registered for the device development kit at I/O. And if you did register, you were able to purchase the kit for a hefty price of $1,024 US. Well, now it looks like Google’s opening the gates just a little bit by inviting selected developers to purchase the kit.
The email makes it clear that the development kit is available only in limited quantities and only for the selected “professional developers” to whom the emails are addressed to. In other words, this kit is designed only for professional developers and not for consumers. There doesn’t seem to be any changes on the Play Store listing, as it still shows up as unavailable for purchase, indicating that the email addresses of the invitees have probably been whitelisted.
The full email can be read below: