Samsung adopting Google's ARCore, coming to Galaxy S8 and Note 8

Samsung adopting Google's ARCore, coming to Galaxy S8 and Note 8

Samsung has partnered with Google to adopt ARCore, Google's augmented reality platform, and it will bring the experience to its Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy Note 8.

Google announced ARCore earlier this year and it is a rival technology to the already available ARKit on Apple devices. The iPhone 6s and newer iPhones all support the feature and there are already quite a few interesting apps that make use of AI on the iOS platform.

With Samsung joining the Google ARCore camp, developers will now be able to write augmented reality apps for two of the most popular series of Android phones: the Google Pixels and Samsung's Galaxies.


Of course, the partnership is expected to extend to further Samsung models in the future. For developers, this is good news: instead of Samsung developing its own take on AR and further segmenting the Android platform, the adoption of Google's ARKit means that more developers could write for just one platform.

Google first launched its Project Tango for augmented reality, but it required specialized hardware and runs as a separate effort, only available on select few models such as the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and the Asus ZenFone AR. ARCore does not and is a more direct rival to Apple's ARKit.

source: Samsung

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10 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

No hate, but the name ARkit sounds like a trial version. You know, like starter kit, basic kit...

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Or like JDK and SDK. It's named Kit because it's contain basic stuffs that's enough to get the job done. Like compiler, basic libraries, and debugger. You can add/ use text editor, libraries, VM, APIs, or whatever you need to that basic kit to make more complex stuff

7. MasterAlchemist

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 14, 2017

plus NDK

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 622; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Since when is the Pixels the most popular series of Android phones? Lmao

4. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Ive never actually looked up the sales of the pixel phones. Is it really bigger than LG, Sony, Huewei?

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Huawei is the second biggest OEM atm, LG is probably bigger overall but the Pixel line might have outsold the G5/G6 who knows. Sony has barely any presence in America, losing market share in Japan and losing most of its market share in the UK but they have a strong business model so they don't actually lose money despite their low sales.

5. cleatglitch

Posts: 155; Member since: May 25, 2013

was very mad at samsung wen this was not announce as a feature...now getting happier

8. MasterAlchemist

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 14, 2017

What about GS7, 6, 5, 4....?? Oh, I forgot. Most of them won't even get Oreo.

9. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Do you think that GS4,5,6,7 Processor is capable of handling AR things? GS6,7 have VR capabilities. Moron isheep mxy alt. Account.

10. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

'the adoption of Google's ARKit...' Should that be 'ARCore'?

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