The Android devices that support services from Google Play for AR are becoming much more numerous as of this week. Formerly known as Google ARCore, the versatile app offers ARCore SDK that developers can use to create AR apps on Android devices.
The newest batch of supported devices includes popular models such as the ASUS ROG Phone 3, LG K71, HMD Global Nokia 8.3 5G, Motorola Moto G9 Play, OPPO Reno Ace 2, Infinix Mobile Zero 8, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 devices, and a whole lot more. Google Play Services for AR will be available on these devices via the Play Store and users will be able to begin downloading and using AR features in various apps; AR+ in Pokemon Go and Live View in Google Maps, for example.
In order to make it possible for a device to support Google Play Services for AR, the company collaborates with OEM to calibrate sensors and cameras in order to make sure that they will work correctly with AR. Google then whitelists the device in order to allow Play Services for AR to be pushed onto the device and the apps via ARCore SDK, which then enables the features on the devices.
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