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Google's Project Tango coming to 12 more countries

Google's Project Tango coming to 12 more countries

Developers have built hundreds of apps for the tablet, which creates 3D models of its surroundings, Google said

Google is selling Project Tango, seen here, in 12 more countries. The tablet can create 3D images of the area around it.

Google is selling Project Tango, seen here, in 12 more countries. The tablet can create 3D images of the area around it.

Google's Project Tango tablet development kit is going on sale this month in 12 additional countries.

The tablet and associated tools were released in the U.S. in May, and as of Tuesday they're now available in South Korea and Canada as well, Google said in a blog post. On Aug. 26, the development kit will also go on sale in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.K.

While anyone in those countries will be able to buy Project Tango from the Google Play Store, the company stressed that it's intended right now for developers.

Project Tango uses a depth sensing camera and other technologies to create a virtual 3D map of the world around it. That allows developers to create novel apps that incorporate things like augmented reality and object tracking. NASA has used it to help guide flying robots in space.

It originated in Google's Advanced Technology and Project Group before being moved inside of Google proper in January.

Google has shipped more than 3,000 tablets to developers who've created hundreds of applications, the company said Tuesday. And Project Tango's software has been updated 13 times to add features like better indoor navigation and GPS alignment.

Google didn't say how much the developer kit will cost in the countries it's coming to, but it was priced in the U.S. at US$512.

Fred O'Connor writes about IT careers and health IT for The IDG News Service. Follow Fred on Twitter at @fredjoconnor. Fred's e-mail address is fred_o'connor@idg.com


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