POCO X3, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, and 10 others now support augmented reality apps via ARCore

POCO X3, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, and 10 others now support augmented reality apps via ARCore

The list of devices that support Google Play Services for AR is growing so quickly it’s hard to keep up. Earlier this month, Google added support for over two dozen new devices, and even more support was added just the other week. Now, even more handsets are getting support for augmented reality apps via Google’s ARCore SDK.

In order for a device to support the ARCore SDK, which is used by augmented reality apps on Android, Google works with OEMs to calibrate the cameras and sensors in their devices to ensure they work properly for AR. Once everything is set, the devices are then whitelisted on Google Play so that Play Services for AR can be pushed to the device.

With Google Play Services for AR installed on your device, you can use advanced augmented reality capabilities, including Live View in Google Maps and AR+ Mode in Pokémon Go.

The following devices now support more advanced augmented reality features:

ARCore can unlock some really cool features, and once Google Play Services for AR is pushed to your device, you can start using augmented reality applications and features right away. If your device isn’t on the list of supported devices, you may be able to manually enable it with root. It’s possible, however, that you’ll run into issues due to the lack of a proper calibration configuration. If you have one of the above devices and the app hasn’t been pushed to your device yet, you can sideload the latest version of the APK yourself to skip the wait.

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.