Asus ZenFone AR Stories August 22, 2017

Tango is Google’s first step into augmented reality which uses highly sensitive cameras and sensors to scan its surroundings. The latest Tango-enabled device is the Asus ZenFone AR which is meant to get the AR platform into more consumer hands. Unfortunately, our review of the handset finds that it likely has more flaws than anything else for most people, especially with a $600+ price tag.

Does the ZenFone AR offer enough to get you to use Tango or are you more interested in using other mobile AR technologies?

expand full story

When it comes to Google’s Tango platform for augmented reality (formerly known as Project Tango), there aren’t a whole lot of options. In fact, up until now, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was the only device that supported Tango, but ASUS announced its own entry into the AR front with the ZenFone AR earlier this year at CES 2017.

Skip forward half a year, and the ZenFone AR is finally available to the masses, and even has backing from a major US carrier. Combined with its support for Google’s Daydream VR platform, the ZenFone AR could potentially be the darling phone for altered perception enthusiasts, but a proof of concept device may not be the best option for most people.

expand full story

Asus ZenFone AR Stories August 5, 2017

Asus ZenFone AR: Now available from Amazon for $599

The Asus ZenFone AR – the world’s first phone that supports Google Daydream VR and Tango AR – is now available for purchase in the US through Amazon. The ZenFone AR went up for preorder on Verizon earlier this week for $648, but if you’re on a GSM network and don’t like being stuck in monthly payment plans, Amazon now has you covered.

Asus ZenFone AR Stories August 4, 2017

Google Tango is a powerful platform for augmented reality, but if you’ve never experienced AR before, you might not know where to start. Thankfully, the Tango app makes it easy to find new AR-compatible apps, ranging from games to stores and productivity tools.

expand full story

Asus ZenFone AR Stories August 3, 2017

ASUS announced the ZenFone AR all the way back in January at CES 2017. Since then, the company has hyped the phone up quite a bit, hosting several launch events and allowing attendees to spend some time with the phone. The device, however, has just become available for preorder now, and we were luckily able to secure of a unit of our own. After nearly seven months, it’s time to finally see what ASUS can do with Google’s Tango augmented reality platform.

expand full story

Asus ZenFone AR Stories August 2, 2017

Update: Asus has now officially announced Verizon availability and also says that the unlocked ZenFone AR will be available in two variants: 6GB RAM and 64GB storage for MSRP $599 and 8GB RAM and 128GB storage for MSRP $699.

Back at CES in January, Asus unveiled two new phones: the Zenfone 3 Zoom and the Zenfone AR. While the 3 Zoom went on sale back in May, Asus has been quiet on when it would finally make the Zenfone AR available to customers. Without any official announcement, the Zenfone AR showed up on Verizon’s website today for pre-order…

expand full story

Asus ZenFone AR Stories May 29, 2017

Google Tango is an impressive technology, but to date, it’s been impractical for the majority of users. The first Tango device was a very overpriced tablet, and the second was a ridiculously large phone. At CES, ASUS unveiled the first Tango phone worth your hard-earned dollar, the ASUS ZenFone AR. Now, we finally know when it will be available for purchase.

expand full story

Asus ZenFone AR Stories May 18, 2017

ASUS’ ZenFone AR is coming this Summer as a Verizon ‘exclusive’

Earlier this year at CES 2017, ASUS and Google showed off the latest in Project Tango, the ASUS ZenFone AR. Today at Google I/O, the company finally revealed when we’ll be able to test out this new device.

Asus ZenFone AR Stories January 5, 2017


This week at CES 2017, ASUS has unveiled two new Android smartphones — the ASUS Zenfone AR and the ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom. Following the company’s press conference, we had the opportunity to try out the company’s latest devices and so far, they may potentially be the best of CES this year.

expand full story

Asus ZenFone AR Stories January 4, 2017


Google Tango first hit the consumer market with the launch of the Lenovo PHAB2 Pro last fall, and today marked the announcement of the second Tango-enabled device with the new ZenFone AR.

But one thing that has been holding Google Tango back as of yet has been the lack of compelling applications that take advantage of the Tango hardware. Now, Google says that dozens of Tango-enabled apps should be hitting the Play Store over the next few months.

expand full story


Leaked by Qualcomm earlier in the week, Asus has officially announced the ZenFone AR at CES 2017. Notable for being the first device to be both Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready, it was announced alongside the camera focussed ZenFone 3 Zoom.

expand full story

Powered by WordPress VIP