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Google Play Services for AR
Initial release1 March 2018 (2018-03-01)
Stable release
1.13.19100710 / 28 October 2019; 11 days ago (2019-10-28)[1]
Operating systemAndroid
PlatformAndroid 7.0 and later

ARCore is a software development kit developed by Google that allows for augmented reality applications to be built.

ARCore uses three key technologies to integrate virtual content with the real world as seen through your phone's camera:[2]

  • Motion tracking allows the phone to understand and track its position relative to the world.
  • Environmental understanding allows the phone to detect the size and location of flat horizontal surfaces like the ground or a coffee table.
  • Light estimation allows the phone to estimate the environment's current lighting conditions.

Samsung have announced that ARCore will be used in their product line. OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro also support ARCore now. [3]


  1. ^ "Google Play Services for AR APKs". APKMirror.
  2. ^ Amadeo, Ron (29 August 2017). "Google's ARCore brings augmented reality to millions of Android devices". Ars Technica. Condé Nast. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. ^ Murnane, Kevin (19 October 2017). "Samsung's Galaxy Phones Will Feature Augmented Reality Courtesy Of Google's ARCore". Forbes. Retrieved 6 November 2017.

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