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

Developer(s) Google
Initial release 1 March 2018 (2018-03-01)
Stable release
1.4 / 2 August 2018; 25 days ago (2018-08-02)
Operating system Android
Platform Android

ARCore uses three key technologies to integrate virtual content with the real world as seen through your phone's camera:[1]

  • 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.[2]


  1. ^ Amadeo, Ron (29 August 2017). "Google's ARCore brings augmented reality to millions of Android devices". Ars Technica. Condé Nast. Retrieved 6 November 2017. 
  2. ^ 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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