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MWC 2016 | Lenovo and Google team up for a Project Tango smartphone

Lenovo and Google Project Tango device for consumers teased at MWC
Lenovo and Google Project Tango
The two tech giants will launch their first modular handset this summer, for a price of roughly $500 USD.

Not long ago, we heard about Lenovo working on a Project Tango smartphone that would launch later this year. Back then, it was still unknown if Lenovo will just make this device for Google or it will launch as a team effort. Now, the two tech giants announced their partnership at MWC and we are one step closer to seeing the device hit the market.

Until now, the Project Tango initiative produced two devices - the Tango Tablet and the Intel Project Tango phone. Unfortunately, none of these two managed to attract the attention of the public. While its predecessors did not aim the average consumer, either, the upcoming Project Tango handset by Lenovo and Google will try to break the ice this summer.

According to Lenovo's marketing director and lead of the company's team in charge of the Tango project, "It's starting at $500. So it's not a thousand dollars, it's not five thousand dollars." The features of the device will focus on AR/VR, and it might give Samsung's Gear VR a run for the money. Unfortunately, there are still a few months left until this new Project Tango device is ready to hit the market, so stay tuned. We will surely hear more about it sooner than expected.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-02-23 (Update: 2016-02-23)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.