Google has rolled out the version 1.4 of the ARCore. ARCore is the tech giant’s platform for augmented reality applications. The latest ARCore version adds support for the first Chromebook (the Acer Chromebook Tab 10), Huawei Mate 20 Lite, the Google Pixel 3, and the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, and more.
Devices getting Google ARCore 1.4
Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is the first Chrome OS tablet. The rumours of Chrome OS supporting ARCore surfaced back in March, but there was no information on as to what devices would get it. And, now Google has generated an official list of the devices getting the update that mentions its first Chrome OS tablet, putting rest to all speculation. Fans are expecting the detachable HP Chromebook X2 to make its way to the next list.
As per the list posted on the official page, the other devices to get the ARCore support include Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL. The upcoming Huawei Mate 20 Lite (SNE) is also listed, Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and rumoured Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (beryllium) are mentioned on the list as well. Next in line, is the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, Motorola Moto X4, Nokia 8 (NB1), RED Hydrogen One, Samsung Galaxy A6, Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, Sony Xperia X Compact, Sony Xperia X Performance, Sony Xperia XZ2 Vivo 1805 Vivo NEX S, Vivo NEX A, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE , Xiaomi Pocophone F1. Google has not revealed when these devices will get the latest ARCore 1.4 or if any other devices would be added to the list anytime soon. If you own any of the above devices, you can install the ARCore app can be installed from the Google Play Store and check if the latest version launches on your device.
List of Existing Devices Supporting ARCore
The Google Augmented Reality platform is supported by a number of devices across different smartphone brands. From the Taiwanese multinational company, we have Asus Zenfone AR and Asus Zenfone ARES running ARCore 1.3. From Google, we have Google Nexus 5X, Google Nexus 6P ( running Android 8.0 Oreo+), Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL. The Nokia 6 (2018) Nokia 7 Plus along with the Nokia 8 come with the ARCore support. The Huawei P20 Huawei P20 Pro Porsche Design, Huawei Mate RSLG G6, all running Android 8.0 Oreo and above support the current ARCore version. Motorola offers the devices Moto G5S Plus, Motorola Moto G6, Motorola Moto G6 Plus, Motorola Moto Z2 Force, Motorola Moto Z3 Play with Google’s Augmented Reality feature. The popular China-based handset brand OnePlus has four handsets that currently run the ARCore 1.3. The devices include OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, and OnePlus 5T, and the latest flagship OnePlus 6. Electronics and gadgets giant Samsung contribute the maximum to the list with devices including the Samsung Galaxy A5, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung Galaxy A8+, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, among the others. The other devices include Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Sony Xperia XZ1, Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.
ARCore: Google’s Augmented Reality Platform
For the unaware, ARCore is basically Google’s platform for developing augmented reality experiences. Making the use of different APIs, ARCore enables your phone to sense its environment, understand the surroundings and interact with the information accordingly. The APIs are available across platforms like Android and iOS to enable shared AR experiences. ARCore’s understanding of the real world and interaction with the information allows you to place objects, annotations, or other information in a way that integrates seamlessly with the real world. ARCore is the immediate successor to Google Tango. Unlike its predecessor, ARCore doesn’t require dedicated hardware to support augmented reality. It uses the existing camera hardware and sensors on the device, making it work with a wide range of devices.
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