Motorola’s Mod are a defining feature of its Z lineup of smartphones. These are phone accessories that snap onto the device using magnets and are quite popular with users due to the extra functionalities they add. Now a new report reveals that Moto Mods are bound to get even better with the addition of a Project Tango one.
The first Project Tango, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was launched on the US market not so long ago, so there’s plenty of room for other device makers to offer their respective products. ASUS is also rumored to unveil a Tango phone at CES 2017 and now Motorola seems to be interested in working with Google.
According to PC Mag, Motorola’s Aymar de Lencquesaing explained that following Lenovo’s lead, Motorola is also contemplating releasing a Mod that will bestow Augmented Reality capabilities to the phone.
Project Tango gives phones and tablets a sense of space in order to radically change how people use their devices. Using a mix of cameras and specialized sensors, Project Tango devices gather data from the environment to build on-screen 3D objects.
Project Tango phones will be able to do things like map indoor spaces, while knowing their own location within that space and orientation. Tango can be thought of as a Kinect-like device and a Wii-like remote.
Moto Mods can add spectacular functionality to your Moto Z handset, as demonstrated by a recent story. Sports Illustrated just shot its first ever cover using only a smartphone, the Moto Z and the Hasselblad True Zoom Mod. So we’re pretty excited about the upcoming Augmented Reality Mods.