The first phone with ‘s revolutionary Tango technology just got delayed

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 14 Sep 2016

novo’s ab 2 o promises to be a pretty unique smartphone as the first one with ’s Tango technology.

This makes the phone spatially aware, enabling it to scan the room to determine its exact position in space, or overlay virtual objects onto the screen. Unfortunately, it appears you’re going to have to wait a little longer in order to get your hs on this piece of the future.

The ab 2 o has been kicked back to a fall launch after initially being promised for this summer, according to the official launch page. It now says “coming this fall” where it previously said “summer.” 

ile it’s sure to disappoint you if your eye was on the giant (a 6.4-inch screen!) phone, it’s also bad news for we’s yfair, which both built custom apps that tap into the ab 2 o’s spatial awareness.

You’ll be able to virtually view how furniture will look fit inside your room thanks to the augmented reality capabilities. You can then order the products online or come into a we’s store to select them yourself.

The best guess as to the delay is that novo hasn’t finished up all the work needed to ensure the phone gets off to a good start at launch, that ‘s software needs a little more tweaking tuning. Given those exploding Note 7s, a little extra time to get things right couldn’t hurt.

y this matters: Tango has graduated from the “project” stage (unlike oject Ara, which bit the dust), so this doesn’t appear to indicate any kind of backpedaling on ’s part. However, the holiday season is creeping our way so expect novo to redouble the efforts at getting this out the door as soon as possible.