ARCore is Google’s augmented reality platform to compete against Apple’s ARKit. This is an environment where developers can create apps and augmented reality games based on Unity, Unreal, Java, and OpenGL.
In order to expand this platform, Google has partnered with other manufacturers that will make their mobile compatible. And among the main allies, we have Samsung.
ARCore compatible devices
In fact, very few devices are currently compatible with ARCore. It takes a powerful processor and synchronizes the sensors of the device to be adapted to the augmented reality.
Of all the hundreds of devices with Android Nougat or higher, only five are compatible with ARCore:
- Google Pixel
- Pixel XL
- Pixel 2
- Pixel 2XL
- Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U, SM-G950N, SM-G950FD, SM- G950FD, SM-G950W, SM-G950U1).
New Samsung devices target ARCore
Today Samsung is holding its developer conference and takes the opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to ARCore.
In fact, they maintain their alliance with Google and warns that developers will also be able to take advantage of the SDK with several of their devices. The Galaxy S8 finally adds the Galaxy S8 + and the new Galaxy Note 8.
In addition to Samsung, Google is also working with other companies such as Huawei, LG or ASUS to make the new flagships compatible with augmented reality, the next big battlefield.
Although that, we must wait until next year to see if the platform is successful.