Google ARCore is available on the Xiaomi Mi 9, the Sony Xperia 1 and the Asus ZenFone 6

Once compatible with a small handful of smartphones, the platform of augmented reality of Google, ARCore, tends slowly to become more democratic. Evidenced by a list of supported devices in constant expansion, and especially support this day of smartphones that have just come out, like the Sony Xperia 1, the Xiaomi Mi 9 and the Asus ZenFone 6.

Although these smartphones have been added to the list of smartphones supported by ARCore, it could be that the app is not yet present on the Google Play Store for all the models, including the Asus ZenFone 6, points out XDA Developers. It will be necessary to refer the case on the apk ARCore, but the appearance of the app on the Play Store soon will be.

Once Google’s certification obtained, in which the firm tests the quality of video cameras, motion sensors, and the performance in general of devices, ARCore offers smartphone compatibility with many app in AR. It is thus possible to show a tiger in your living room, the detective Pikachu in your room, or simply arrange your interior with furniture in AR.

If sometimes this may seem gimmicky, some interesting innovations are beginning to make their appearance, as the technology in the AR evolves, such as the ability to precisely measure furniture with the camera of his smartphone, or be guided by augmented reality on Google Maps, which shows real-time directions overlay the road.

Source : @Google