And according to the latest report, the Chinese tech giant doesn't want to stop there. Reportedly, the company is planning to bring the Google's ambitious Tango tech to its other devices, especially the Moto branded ones.
Wondering how the company is going to add Google's Tango capabilities and which phones will receive this feature? Continue reading to find out.
What is Project Tango
Firstly, before we get into any further details, Project Tango is a tech based on Augmented Reality which will allow your smartphone to capture objects in your surroundings in 3D.
How will it be useful, you may ask? Well, it may be used for various real-life applications such as helping visually impaired people, mapping and navigation, architectural designing, depth perception, and gaming. The possibilities are just endless.
A Moto Mod will add Google’s Tango capabilities to Moto Z series smartphones
As stated by Aymar de Lencquesaing, Mobility president of Motorola, the Moto Z series of smartphones will be getting support for the tech mostly in the form of "a Tango module." He further added that "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."
However, specifics like when is it going to be made available were not revealed.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is the first smartphone to come with Google’s Tango tech
Like mentioned earlier, Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro is the world's first smartphone to come with Google's Project Tango technology. The device is priced at USD 499 (roughly. Rs. 34,169) and is already available in the US. It is expected to hit the Indian shores soon. The official date for the Indian launch is still not available, though.
Apple iPhone 8 also to come with Augmented Reality capabilities
In addition to the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and a few other Phab series smartphones, Apple iPhone 8 is rumoured to come with Augmented reality capabilities. Read more about it here. Having said that, how the Cupertino-based tech giant will implement this technology and how will it be different from Google's Project Tango remains to be seen.