Today, we’re releasing a preview of a new SDK called ARCore. It brings augmented reality capabilities to existing and future Android phones. Developers can start experimenting with it right now.
Earlier this year Apple announced ARKit, an API that brings augmented reality functionality to existing iPhones and iPads. ARKit will be available this autumn with the release of iOS 11, and will enable millions of current iPhones and iPads owners to experience AR.
Not to be outdone, Google has just announced their response ARCore. At launch, Google plans this API to work on 100 million of the 2 billion or so Android phones in use today.
This news effectively puts augmented reality into the hands of millions of people, allowing them to be able to see virtually how products will look in their homes.