You can now use augmented reality apps on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro, ASUS ROG Phone 3, and much more

You can now use augmented reality apps on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro, ASUS ROG Phone 3, and much more

The list of devices that support Google Play Services for AR is growing. The app, formerly Google ARCore, provides the ARCore SDK for developers to build augmented reality apps on Android.

Google Play Services for AR will be pushed to the below devices over the Google Play Store, and users can start downloading and/or using augmented reality features in apps, such as Live View in Google Maps or AR+ in Pokémon Go.

In order for a device to support Play Services for AR, Google works with the OEM to calibrate the cameras and sensors to ensure that they work properly for AR. Once that’s done, the company whitelists the device so Play Services for AR can be pushed to the device and apps using the ARCore SDK can enable their features on these devices.

Here’s the list of new devices that support Google Play Services for AR:

Once Google Play Services for AR is pushed to your device, you can start using augmented reality applications and features right away. As we mentioned, ARCore support unlocks some cool features, including Live View in Google Maps and AR+ in Pokémon Go. If your device isn’t on the list of supported devices, you’ll have to have root to enable it. However, you might run into issues due to the lack of a proper calibration configuration.

Google Play Services for AR
Google Play Services for AR
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

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Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.