There is currently only one smartphone on the market with Google Tango functionality – the massive 6.4 inch Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. This could change in a short time, though. Aymar de Lencquesaing, the CEO of Motorola, stated that the company will likely release a Moto Mod for the Moto Z lineup that will add Tango functionality to the company’s modular devices.
Augmented reality on a phone is a technology that’s likely to stick. Of course we’ll follow, or lead, the market in this area.
In case you don’t know about Tango, it is a technology which uses special cameras and sensors and enables the device to know it’s exact position and surrounding. This can be used in various ways to create useful apps and services such as indoor navigation (shown on the picture below) or furniture visualisation.
A Moto Mod like this would be a nice thing to see, especially that the implementation of this technology in Lenovo’s Phab 2 Pro is quite bad. Also, this approach would make the Moto Z devices some of the first well-known phones to handle Tango.