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

ARCore
Developer(s)Google
Initial release1 March 2018 (2018-03-01)
Stable release
1.5 / 27 September 2018; 49 days ago (2018-09-27)
Operating systemAndroid
PlatformAndroid
Websitedevelopers.google.com/ar/

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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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