2017 has been a busy one for VR/AR groups at Google, with firm’s continued push into the area with Google Cardboard, AR for Pixel telephones and, most lately, ARCore framework.
The latter was introduced mid-2017, and in any case of this time in improvement, ARCore is lastly prepared to begin delivery to builders and producers. The framework will permit builders to extra simply develop augmented reality purposes for supported Android telephones. While Google appears to need to make ARCore near-universal, there’s a good probability that it’ll solely launch for a choose few units for the time being, with the Pixel and Galaxy collection being a protected guess for this.
If all of this sounds acquainted, it might be as a result of Apple is making comparable strikes with its ARKit suite, which permits for simpler improvement of AR purposes for Apple units, and has hit the information a number of occasions, together with a current story on Apple’s collaboration with BMW.
Both Apple and Google are in pursuit of dominance not solely in the smartphone enterprise, however augmented reality as nicely. The release of ARCore for Android units will spur AR improvement on Android, and hopefully, we’ll begin seeing extra nice AR apps on our units. Stay tuned to VR World for extra VR/AR information that come out of the Mobile World Congress beginning as we speak.