Android Go that was showcased at Google I/O 2017 a year ago is a customized version of OS that has been created to run phones with low specs such as 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. The Go edition of the Android Oreo ships with optimized default apps and an optimized version of Google play store that highlights lightweight apps.
Preview versions of ARCore have been made available for Google's own Pixel smartphones, allowing the company to test some of its abilities.
Mobile augmented reality service ARCore and computer vision solution Google Lens are set to expand to third-party Android devices in the near future, Alphabet's subsidiary said Friday. Google has not yet announced the name of its products but has mentioned about the price of the devices.
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Google says that developers that have already used ARCore during its preview phase are now able to publish their creations to the Google Play Store. That's obviously just a small subset of all of the Android phones out there today, but Google says they did hit there target with that bunch of pushing ARCore onto 100 million phones at launch.
Google didn't reveal as to which smartphone brands will announce the light-weight Android Oreo version devices. The company named Samsung, Huawei, LGE, Motorola, ASUS, Xiaomi, HMD/Nokia, ZTE, Sony Mobile, and Vivo.
With Google Lens, though, the company aims to go beyond Snapchat photo filters or Pokemon Go creatures - what most people think of AR today. Google Lens makes your phone's camera fetch more information about the picture that you capture.
The technology is also headed to "compatible flagship devices" via Google Assistant.
Unfortunately, the upcoming Google Lens expansion will only be available for English-language users. It is adding new features like improved support for recognizing common animals and different dog breeds, as well as plants and flowers.