The Mountain View company Google always tries to give latest technology and because of that everyone loves Google, and now the company has announced ARCore which is the latest offering for the Augmented Reality (AR). The ARCore is the reply of Google to the Apple’s ARKit, which was announced in June.
This is not for the first time Google showing its love for the Augmented Reality, back in 2014 the search engine giant announced Project Tango to bring the Augmented Reality ability to the smartphones. However, it has some special which results to limit the technology only in few devices. And when we think about those devices, Lenovo Phab2 Pro and ASUS ZenFone AR comes in mind.
But with the ARCore, Google wants to change the situation as the new ARCore can be bring to the existing devices without any extra requirements. The ARCore is a new SDK which works with Java/OpenGL, Unity and Unreal and focuses on Motion Tracking, Environmental Understanding and Light Estimation.
As I said above, the ARCore doesn’t need any additional requirements, hence, it becomes easier to bring AR functionalities to the existing devices. And from today itself, ARCore will be rolled out to the Pixel devices and the Samsung Galaxy S8. It will also be rolled out to more devices running, which runs on Android Nougat v7.0 or above.
The search engine giant Google has also said that the company plans to bring the ARCore to 100 Million devices by end of the preview, and the company is working together with smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei, LG and ASUS. Moreover, Google is also working on Visual Positioning Service (VPS) ‘which will enable world scale AR experiences well beyond a tabletop’. For this Google has released a prototype browser for developers so that they can work around.
So, let’s and see the ability of ARCore. Share your thoughts about the technology in the comments section below!
Source: Android Developers