ARCore : Augmented Reality SDK for Android

After Apple announcement of ARKit for iOS developers, Google recently released the ARCore SDK for Android developers. As the name suggested, ARCore is targetted at Android developers, allowing Android developers to easily integrated augmented reality into their Android devices.

At the moment, Google's ARCore SDK supports smartphones such as Google Pixel, Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ with Android 7.0 Nougat as the minimum requirement. According to reports, Google is also working with different smartphone manufacturers like Huawei, LG and ASUS to make the ARCore available with better performance and quality to more devices.

By making augmented reality capabilities available to Android developers, soon we will get to see more AR apps hitting the Play store. Apart from gaming apps, education apps will be the next biggest application of augmented reality and maybe some customized apps by hardware manufacturer on guiding the end users on how to repair or setup their products.

Who knows, maybe some start-ups will spring up with innovative ideas such as allowing their app users to paint AR graffiti or leave behind AR messages for friends/enemies.

Learn more about Google's ARCore SDK at


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By Adam Ng

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