Google has the first interaction with the AR technology with its Project Tango feature. Unfortunately, the system wasn’t successful because of its way of functioning. Project Tango needed a dedicated software to work correctly. Also, there were almost no devices out there to support the feature, excepting some developers, one of them, the Lenovo phone. After such disappointment, Google decided to release ARCore. The feature is now known as Google Play Services for AR, one that doesn’t need dedicated hardware. ARCore is supposedly gaining a lot of attention and is a lot more reliable.
However, to benefit from ARCore, devices must be manually whitelisted by Google. This happens only for a reason. Google runs with OEMs to make a specific calibration profile for every device that has a different camera and sensor settings. ARCore has reached right now many devices which have been whitelisted.
Recently, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi Note 7 and Note 7Pro, also Motorola One Action and One zoom, together with the OPPO Reno A and the Vivo iQOO have Google Play Services for AR. Each listed device can now benefit from the AR feature being able to use AR-compatible apps on the Google Play Store.
If you want to try an AR experience, Google Play Store for AR will automatically activate to your device. You can force, however, an update by merely just downloading the APK version. After its downloading, you should get a full experience of the exclusive apps. Also, you get a Google Maps’new Live View feature and Pokemon GO’s AR+.
Augmented Reality represents an interactive experience of a real-world/situation. Computer-generated perpetual information enhances the things that are in the real environment, sometimes across many sensory options. These include visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory, and olfactory.