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ARCore update allows developers to create Snapchat-like face filters with ease

Friday, February 15th, 2019

While there aren't many practical uses (yet) for Google's ARCore library, it's still an incredible technical achievement — especially considering most of the depth-sensing is done entirely with software. ARCore 1.7 is now rolling out on the Play Store, with a new Augmented Faces API and other improvements.

The most important addition is the Augmented Faces API, which is now available on the front-facing camera. It creates a "high quality, 468-point 3D mesh" of a user's face, which can then be used by developers to create effects.

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ARCore update allows developers to create Snapchat-like face filters with ease was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Charm your Valentine with the Love AR Playmoji pack for Google Pixel

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Google Playground's stickers and Playmojis are pretty fun, and the timely Childish Gambino drop likely brought more attention to the Pixel's AR features. It makes sense, then, that Valentine's Day arrives with another new pack, predictably all pink and heart-shaped.

The Love Playmoji pack is now available for all three generations of the Google Pixel, including adorable characters such as smitten champagne glasses with little bow ties, smiling interactive hearts, and a healthy dose of cheesy love notes.

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Charm your Valentine with the Love AR Playmoji pack for Google Pixel was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Pokémon GO gains AR-based snapshot mode that lets you pose with Pikachu

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

It's been 20 years since Pokémon Snap, the N64 game in which players roamed the Pokémon Island taking pictures of its inhabitants. Two decades later, humans now roam the Earth taking pictures for the Gram. With the similarly-named GO Snapshot feature, a much-requested photo mode for Pokémon GO, Niantic seems to hark back to the past.

An Instagram handle (garnetonthego) dedicated to Pokémon photography.

Taking pictures in Pokémon GO's AR mode has been a popular pastime for some fans (see #gosnapshot), and there are even Instagram handles dedicated to this.

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Pokémon GO gains AR-based snapshot mode that lets you pose with Pikachu was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

21 new and notable augmented reality games and apps from the last seven months (7/30/18 – 2/12/19)

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Last year we saw how Google's push for developers to dive into augmented reality support paid off with a slew of AR releases on the Play Store. It would appear that this excitement has died down in the last few months, though there are still more than a few quality AR apps and games landing on Android that are worth pointing out. So without further ado, here are the newest and notable augmented reality games and apps released in the last seven months.

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21 new and notable augmented reality games and apps from the last seven months (7/30/18 - 2/12/19) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps will use your camera to determine your location more accurately

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Have you ever come out of the subway running late for a meeting with no clue which way you're supposed to go? Sure, Maps will tell you how to get to your appointment, but only if it's aware of where you are and what direction you're facing. Sometimes it "thinks" it knows these, even though the data it's being fed is inaccurate. You're then in for some impromptu outdoor trivia: Try to figure out which path to follow by checking if the blue dot is moving in the same direction you're supposed to.

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Google Maps will use your camera to determine your location more accurately was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps is finally getting that crazy AR walking navigation, testing with Local Guides

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Back in May, Google showcased an innovative navigation system that leveraged the phone's camera to provide augmented reality GPS guidance. Although the demo was very promising, the feature wasn't expected to be immediately available, even for testing. However, the company is now letting select people, mostly Local Guides with access to a preview version of Maps, use the feature, and David Pierce from the Wall Street Journal was among the lucky ones to give it a first try.

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Google Maps is finally getting that crazy AR walking navigation, testing with Local Guides was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google confirms autofocus not working in ARCore for several LG phones

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Thanks to its ARCore SDK, Google made developing augmented reality applications more accessible and streamlined. To guarantee a consistent experience across devices, the Californian giant has put a certification process in place, through which it ensures the camera, motion sensors, and CPU perform as expected. Among the list of officially supported handsets are the LG G7, V30, V35, and V40 series, which offer the same motion tracking as other certified products. Nevertheless, Google acknowledged autofocus is not correctly working on these phones for the time being, although that shouldn't alter the end user's experience.

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Google confirms autofocus not working in ARCore for several LG phones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Ghostbusters World is Pokémon GO with ghosts, and you can play it now on Android

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

We knew Ghostbusters World would be releasing soon thanks to its recent pre-registration listing, and as of this morning, the location-based augmented reality ghost collection game is available for download from the Google Play Store. So put on your proton pack and grab your Tobin's Spirit Guide because this time you’re the one who’s gonna be called.

Augmented reality collection games are nothing new at this point. Ever since Niantic released Pokémon GO in the Summer of 2016, developers have been chasing its success with similar titles.

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Ghostbusters World is Pokémon GO with ghosts, and you can play it now on Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Playground 2.0, Marvel Studios Avengers pack, and more Playmojis can be installed on older Pixels [APK Download]

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

The evolution of AR Stickers, Playground, was announced during the Pixel 3 event, and along with it came four new Playmoji packs for Weather, Signs, Sports, and Pets, with two more promised for Marvel and Childish Gambino. However, these were all supposed to be exclusive for the Pixel 3. But as we have learned over the years, the word "exclusive" might be very accurate sometimes, but could be circumvented with a simple APK file in others.

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Playground 2.0, Marvel Studios Avengers pack, and more Playmojis can be installed on older Pixels [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: AR+ is live] Pokémon Go v0.123.1 to bring AR+, Gen IV critters, and more (APK Download)

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Pokémon Go is still alive and kicking. Earlier this year, players finally got the ability to trade monsters with friends, a hallmark of the core Pokémon series fans had been asking for since the game's launch.

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[Update: AR+ is live] Pokémon Go v0.123.1 to bring AR+, Gen IV critters, and more (APK Download) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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