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OnePlus 8, Samsung Galaxy A51 5G, and Samsung Galaxy A71 5G now support Google Play Services for AR

Google Play Services for AR (formerly Google ARCore) is a software service from the company that enables applications to create augmented reality experiences on devices without the need for dedicated hardware. While the service just uses a device's existing cameras and sensors for the AR experience, Google has to work with OEMs to create custom...

Google Play Services for AR now supports the OPPO Find X2, Samsung Galaxy M21/M31, Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, and more

Google’s first foray into augmented reality for mobile devices was Project Tango. The venture, however, wasn't quite successful because of steep hardware requirements. The Mountain View giant later launched a software-based solution named Google Play Services for AR (formerly called ARCore) that allows developers to add augmented reality features to apps without any dedicated hardware....

Google Play Services for AR now supports the LG V60, Moto G8 series, Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite/Note 10 Lite, and many more

Google’s ARCore (now Google Play Services for AR) is an SDK that allows developers to add augmented reality features to apps. While it doesn’t require any specialized hardware, Google still has to work with OEMs to create custom calibration profiles for each device. Since each device has a different camera and sensor setup, getting the...

ARCore’s Depth API helps create depth maps using a single camera

Google ARCore, which was recently renamed to Google Play Services for AR, is Google’s attempt at expanding Augmented Reality and its experiences to more and more devices without the need for specialized niche hardware, unlike the erstwhile Project Tango. Google is now making ARCore more immersive for a wider variety of devices through the new Depth API. Devices under...

Google’s ARCore now supports the Realme X2/Pro, OPPO Reno 2, LG G8X, and more

Google's ARCore (now Google Play Services for AR) is an SDK that allows developers to add augmented reality features to apps. While it doesn't require any specialized hardware, Google still has to work with OEMs to create custom calibration profiles for each device. Since each device has a different camera and sensor setup, getting the...

Google ARCore now supports the Realme 5/5 Pro and Realme XT

Google ARCore, which was recently renamed to Google Play Services for AR, is Google's attempt at expanding Augmented Reality and its experiences to more and more devices without the need for specialized niche hardware, unlike the erstwhile Project Tango. While ARCore does away with the need for specialized hardware, there is still a small catch:...

[Update: Pixel 4, Xperia 5] Samsung Galaxy Fold and OnePlus 7T/7T Pro are now supported by Google ARCore

New Android devices are being released every week and Google constantly tries to keep up with adding them to the list of devices that support Google Play Services for AR. Formerly called ARCore, Google Play Services for AR doesn't require any dedicated hardware like Project Tango, but Google still needs to manually whitelist devices to...

Redmi K20/K20 Pro, Redmi Note 7/7 Pro, Motorola One Action/Zoom, and more now support Google’s AR services

Google and AR have had a rocky history together. Google's first foray into augmented reality for mobile devices, Project Tango, was not very successful, partly because it required dedicated hardware to even work. As you may remember, there were pretty much no devices supporting Project Tango aside from a few developer devices and one Lenovo...

ROG Phone II, Redmi K20 Pro, Xperia 5, and more will soon officially support Google’s AR service as Galaxy A50s, A90, and Tab S6 get support

Google Play Services for AR, formerly called ARCore, is an app that provides an SDK for developers to build augmented reality experiences into their apps. We've seen many apps on Google Play built using this SDK, from AR shopping apps to AR measurement apps to AR navigation apps. The more features that are built using...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Xiaomi Mi A3, Realme X, iPod touch, and more gain support for Google ARCore

When Google first announced ARCore*, I was skeptical because of the spectacular failure that was Project Tango. Google's second attempt at getting augmented reality in the hands of consumers was more promising from the outset, however, because it didn't need dedicated hardware to work. After working with an OEM to calibrate the cameras and sensors...

Google ARCore adds support for the Realme 3 Pro, Moto Z4, Motorola One Vision, and more

ARCore (now called "Google Play Services for AR") is an SDK that helps developers add augmented reality features to their Android apps. We've seen cool, albeit gimmicky features like Google's AR Stickers (now called "Playground" — Google loves renaming things) get built on top of ARCore, but we've also seen the SDK get used to...

ASUS ZenFone 6 update brings ARCore support and June 2019 security patch

The ASUS ZenFone 6 was launched in May 2019, bringing in top specifications such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and an innovative 48MP flip camera to Asus's device portfolio. The device was then launched in India as the ASUS 6z because of a trademark dispute in the country. With this device, Asus has managed...