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Google kills off its augmented reality measuring app

It’s been a while since Google killed off a perfectly functional app or service for no apparent reason. But the dry spell is finally coming to an end as the company prepares to shut down the AR-based Measure app. The Measure app has been around since the Project Tango days. Back then, it was exclusive...

Google I/O 2021 Recap: What you need to know from Google’s big tech event

Google I/O 2021 kicked off on Tuesday, and we’re already on cloud nine seeing all the exciting stuff that has come out from the event. In fact, there’s so much to unpack here, it’s hard to even know where to begin. From a radical Android 12 redesign with Material You, to the biggest Wear OS...

Google upgrades Android’s augmented reality API with new features to immerse users

At Google I/O 2021, Google is announcing some important upgrades for ARCore, the company’s augmented reality platform that powers more than 850 million Android smartphones worldwide. Unlike Project Tango, which required specialized hardware, ARCore relies on your phone’s existing hardware and sensors to collect data on depth, motion tracking, and light estimation to help developers...

Google Search now shows Pac-Man, Ultraman, Hello Kitty, and other iconic anime characters in AR

In December last year, Google added a new augmented reality experience to Search that let users view a 3D animated version of Baby Yoda on their devices. The company is now giving a similar treatment to several iconic anime characters, including Pac-Man, Ultraman, Hello Kitty, and more. As per a recent blog post from the company,...

Google’s augmented reality API will soon use two cameras to make better depth maps

ARCore is Google's SDK for creating augmented reality apps, and it doesn't require specialized hardware to work, unlike Google's failed Project Tango experiment. All your phone needs is a single RGB camera, an IMU sensor providing accurate gyroscope and accelerometer readings, and extensive calibration data. Using these basic sensors and a single camera, ARCore's Depth...

Galaxy S21 series, Mi 10i, OnePlus Nord N10 5G and more gain AR apps support

Following up on the last update, which saw twelve Android smartphones gaining support for the Google Play Service for AR, Google is back again with augmented reality SDK support for some more phones. 28 new devices have been added to the official list, including the Galaxy S21 series, Galay F41, OnePlus Nord N10 5G, Mi...

Baby Yoda can live in AR at your place, with Google Search

Google is no stranger to a bandwagon or two, and today it's hooking up with Disney+ to celebrate the Season 2 finale of its hit Star Wars spin-off 'The Mandalorian'. Google recently celebrated the one billionth device running its ARCore framework. Put the two together, and what do you get? Your very own Grogu (alright,...

Google officially announces Connected Photos mode for Street View contributors

Google has officially announced a Connected Photos Mode add-on for Google Street View, allowing users to add photos of their travels without the need for a panoramic camera. We first reported on the feature last month, when it was spotted in testing under the name "Driving Mode", but this morning, Google’s Keyword Blog took the...

OnePlus 8T, Moto G 5G, Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, and 12 others now support AR apps on Android

Google Play Services for AR (formerly Google ARCore) is a software service that enables applications to create augmented reality experiences on devices without any dedicated AR 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....

Mandalorian Fans: Check if the Google AR Experience works on your device

The Mandalorian has been the highlight of streaming service Disney+ during its first year, and as we approach Christmas, supplies of toys and other merchandise are already running out in many places. But no such problem for Google’s Mandalorian Augmented Reality Experience (AR), which launched yesterday. The collaboration between Google, Disney, and Lucasfilm lets you...

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...

Android’s augmented reality features are now available on the ASUS ZenFone 7, LG Wing, and others

Google Play Services for AR (formerly Google ARCore) is a software service that enables applications to create augmented reality experiences on devices without the need for any dedicated AR 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...