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Augmented Reality: Google Launches Arcore to Compete With Apple’s Arkit

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Google has recently launched the software development kit (SDK) preview. For developers named as ARCore to bring Augmented Reality to various smartphones. Basically, augmented reality is the computer-generated image in a user’s view of the real world. 

But earlier, Google already had an AR platform dubbed Tango, which works on the necessary sensors and allows users to place virtual 3D objects in a physical space.

For now, Google’s ARCore technology is only available for Pixel phones and Samsung Galaxy S8. In a blog, the company said ARCore is available to approximately 100 million users, and its release date is yet to decide.

The new Augmented Reality focuses on three features – motion tracking determines the position and orientation. Environmental understanding for detecting horizontal surfaces using motion tracking as well as light estimation – makes the appearance more authentic.

But Google’s ARCore is competing with Apple’s ARKit as Apple runs AR apps with powerful lights and object positioning, which is the same as ARCore.

Source: TheNextWeb


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