Google’s first crack at a Tango phone with Lenovo was pretty good from a technical standpoint, but it didn’t really make waves commercially. It was available directly from Lenovo and most enthusiasts likely went that route, and here in the United States, Lowe’s — of all stores — sold it.
But for the ASUS Zenfone AR, things are going mainstream. The phone will be sold at Verizon in the US, Google I/O talks revealed. That’s still not the carrier-agnostic dream manufacturers want to get to, but getting propped up on the store shelves of the nation’s largest carrier isn’t a bad place to start.