Google Play Services for AR now supports the Motorola Edge, Realme 6, Samsung Galaxy A31/41, Sony Xperia 1 II, and more

Google Play Services for AR now supports the Motorola Edge, Realme 6, Samsung Galaxy A31/41, Sony Xperia 1 II, and more

Google Play Services for AR (formerly Google ARCore) is a software service from the company that enables applications to create augmented reality experienced on devices without any need for dedicated hardware. While the service uses a device’s existing cameras and sensors for the AR experience, Google has to work with OEMs to create custom calibration profiles for each device in order to ensure that the AR features work properly. Due to the fact that several new Android devices are released each month, Google regularly adds new smartphones to the list of supported devices. Since our last coverage earlier this year in April, 21 new devices have gained official support for the service.

The following devices now officially support Google Play Services for AR:

  • LG K61
  • LG Signature Edition 2019
  • Motorola Moto G Power
  • Motorola Edge
  • Motorola Edge+
  • Realme 6
  • Realme 6 Pro
  • OPPO Reno3
  • OPPO Reno3 5G
  • OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A31
  • Samsung Galaxy A41
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • Sony Xperia 1 II
  • Vivo iQOO 3 5G
  • Vivo iQOO Neo 3 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
  • Xiaomi POCO X2
  • Xiaomi Redmi K30

In case you own any of the aforementioned devices, Google Play Services for AR should automatically be pushed to your device and you can start using AR application right away. However, in case you haven’t received the update yet, you can force it by sideloading the APK yourself. Once you have it installed on your device, you can try out any app or feature that offers AR capabilities. If you’re new to the AR realm, we’d recommend checking out the Live View feature in Google Maps, the AR+Mode in Pokemon Go or its new Reality Bending feature, 3D animals in Google, etc.

It’s also worth noting that while you can sideload the Google Play Services for AR APK on an unsupported device, you might face occasional glitches due to the lack of proper calibration. So make sure you check out the full list of supported devices before sideloading the APK on your phone.

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