Moto Z “likely” getting Tango Moto Mod

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“We’re likely to to have a Tango module to basically enable the Z to have Tango functionality.”

Speaking at a press event in Chicago, Motorola CEO Aymar de Lencquesaing spoke about the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and its Tango functionality. The key feature of Google’s Tango is the ability to map areas and then allowing for augmented reality functionality through apps. de Lencquesaing went on to say that Motorola was invested in augmented reality on smartphones.

“Augmented reality on a phone is a technology that’s likely to stick,” he said. “Of course we’ll follow, or lead, the market in this area.”

Furthermore, it sounds like Lenovo will be shifting more of its mobile products towards the Moto brand, something that has been rumored recently. There’s no question that the Tango AR technology would fit well with a phone like the recently released Moto Z.

“The tablet folks did a phablet and worked with Google, the Tango team, to come out with a Tango phablet,” he said. “Going forward, we’ll have to address as a group how do we reconcile the products that are at the fringe? We’re likely to to have a Tango module to basically enable the Z to have Tango functionality.”

It will be interesting to see if a Tango Moto Mod does indeed get released next year for the Moto Z, it’s definitely something that would fit well with the Moto Mods system. Tango is relatively new, and time will tell if it will take off and hopefully integration into more phones like the Moto Z will help augmented reality on smartphones gain more traction. Don’t forget to check back soon as we will be reviewing the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro shortly and giving our thoughts on the first Tango-compatible smartphone.

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  Source: Slashgear
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