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Google unveils new platform for augmented reality on smartphones

Google unveils new platform for augmented reality on smartphones

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Google has new software for augmented reality (AR) on smartphones revealed. ARCore, in term, 100 million Android phones provide access to AR.

That has the techgigant on Tuesday announced in a blog post.

With augmented reality virtual objects are on top of the real world projected from a camera app. It is thus possible to, for example, a digital table in a living room to convert, to see how it fits.

Google had with Tango al an AR platform for smartphones, but the software only works on specific smartphones with special cameras. ARCore according to Google on other devices function not of additional hardware.

The new ARCore is a replacement for Tango. According to a spokesperson of Google, there will be no new devices with Tango appear.

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Android augmented reality support it by default

Movements

According to the techbedrijf keeps ARCore movements of the smartphone, so that the virtual object correctly on the screen with its surroundings to move. In addition, existing objects in the environment recognized, so that an AR app knows that objects placed on the floor should be.

In the AR-projection is also looked at light in a room, so light on the virtual objects seem to fall.

Trial

The zoekbedrijf today released a trial version of ARCore, in the first instance only works on the Pixel-phones and Galaxy S8. The final version will be on more and more devices work.

Competitor Apple test at the moment iOS 11, in which the AR software package ARkit. The AR-platform allows apps in a similar way to use augmented reality.

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