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Moto Z series smartphones could get a Google Tango mod

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Earlier this month, the Lenovo Phab2 Pro became the first commercial smartphone to come with Google’s Tango technology. And now, it seems that the company is not stopping at one device and is planning to introduce the technology in other devices also, specially to its Motorola brand.

At a press conference in Chicago, Motorola Mobility President Aymar de Lencquesaing said that the company is “likely to have a tango module” for the Moto Z smartphone series. However, he has not confirmed whether any such thing is currently in works. He added,

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.

Its nice to see that Motorola is trying to advance its devices by experimenting with new and upcoming tech, the intentions of which were made clear with the Moto Z launch. The Moto Z seems like a promising phone, and since its launch along with a handful of add-ons, it is the only fully formed modular handset commercially available to date.

Motorola introduced modular add-ons for the Moto Z series smartphones, called Mods. Since then, the company has been working to add more offerings and thus it has opened up its Mods to developers and is even launching a handful of hackathon designs to bring more functionality.

Project Tango is a conception of Google, which allows hardware to detect its own location in 3 dimensions by using advanced infrared sensors. It is a 3D positioning platform that can create a map of your surroundings. It combines multiple cameras for measuring depth and motion, coupled with additional sensors to give a phone a very fine understanding of where it is and what’s in front of it.

Google first announced this project three years back, with the aim to use depth-sensing cameras to sense their surrounding and create and accurate 3D-models, thus, bring Augmented Reality to the masses in the form of a tablet or phone.

He has been a technology writer since more than five years. At The Tech Portal, he covers gadgets, startups and the good and bad of tech.

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