Google’s ARCore brings augmented reality to millions of Android devices

Posted by Ron Amadeo




Google is taking a second swing at augmented reality with a new SDK called “ARCore.” The SDK is available for download today. After experimenting with Project Tango, an AR initiative launched in 2014 that loaded a smartphone up with custom sensors, Google’s AR reboot brings most of that functionality to regular old Android phones through the magic of software. If you’re drawing mental comparisons to Apple’s ARKit, you’re on the right track

We’re not just working off the blog post here, as I was lucky enough to have this project explained to me by some of the Googlers in charge of it. Let’s start with the basics.

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