Project Tango Comes To South Korea And Canada Today

Google's Project Tango tablet is an ambitious endeavor to bring a device to market that's capable of tracking the environment around it using the cameras built into it. The tablets 3D mapping technology was once only available to developers at a hefty price, but earlier on in the year Google finally unleashed the Project Tango tablet onto the Google Store for a much lower price set at a starting cost of $512. The tablet is still available via the Google Store, and as of today Google is opening up the availability to two new regions: South Korea and Canada. What's more is that Google will be opening up availability to even more countries in the following weeks to come, so the development with this device should be about to get a whole lot more interesting now that it'll be put into more people's hands.

Google doesn't list the actual prices of the Project Tango tablet in those regions, but if you're a developer or enterprising individual who wants to get their hands on one of these, you can head on over to the Google Store for your country and check out the prices as listed. In addition to the two above countries as well as the U.S., Google will be opening up availability of the tablet to ten additional countries on August 26th, which includes the UK, Denmark, Italy, France, Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, and Switzerland. As with the launches in South Korea and Canada, the prices aren't listed for these countries either.

If you've never seen Google's Project Tango tablet in action, you can check out the video below for a brief overview from Google about what it's packing. As a rundown though, it comes powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor which was an extremely powerful chipset for the time, (it still is too) and it comes with quite a considerable amount of RAM at 4GB as well as a ton of internal storage, sitting at 128GB which is well over what most phones and tablets have standard these days. For anyone who would use this thing to play games, it would surely handle whatever you throw at it with ease, although that isn't really the purpose for it and you could find equivalent devices for much less if this would be your purpose. The NVIDIA SHIELD tablet for instance also carries the Tegra K1 inside and it's only $299.


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