“ARCore” is now officially known as “Google Play Services for AR” in Play Store’s listing. However, it is still known as “ARCore” in Google’s developer platform. Through this post, you can download the latest v1.13.19100710 version of Google Play Services for AR (ARCore) app as an APK file. But before you do that, take some time to understand what ARCore actually is and how it works.
What is ARCore?
ARCore is Google’s Software Development Kit (SDK) for building augmented reality (AR) applications on various platforms including Android. According to Google, it enables your phone to “sense its environment, understand the world, and interact with information“.
So, how does ARCore work? – It uses three fundamental technologies to integrate virtual content with the real world using your Android phone’s camera.
- Motion Tracking: It allows your phone to identify interesting points (known as “features”) and tracks how these points move over time to understand its position relative to the world.
- Environmental Understanding: Using the same technology, it allows your phone to detect a cluster of points (known as “Planes”) that appear to lie on a horizontal or vertical surface. This helps ARCore memorize the size and location of all types of surfaces: Horizontal, Vertical, and Angled.
- Light Estimation: It allows your phone to understand the environment’s current lighting conditions to provide you with an average intensity and color correction. This allows the AR app to properly light virtual objects according to the environment’s lighting conditions to favor realism.
* A majority of the information provided above was taken from this Google’s Developer page.
List of Google ARCore Supported Devices (Official)
In order for an Android device to be officially supported by ARCore, it must pass Google’s certification process. The process involves checking the device’s camera quality, motion sensing capability, and hardware design, to ensure that users get a refined experience when using augmented reality applications.
According to Google, the following is the list of various OEM Android devices officially supported by Google ARCore.
|Asus||Asus ROG Phone|
|Asus ROG Phone 2/II|
|Asus Zenfone 6 (6z)|
|Asus Zenfone AR|
|Asus Zenfone ARES|
|General Mobile||GM 9 Plus|
|Google Nexus 5X|
|Google Nexus 6P|
|Google Pixel, Pixel XL|
|Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL|
|Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL|
|Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL|
|Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL|
|HMD Global||Nokia 6 (2018)/Nokia 6.1|
|Nokia 6.1 Plus|
|Nokia 7 Plus|
|Nokia 8 Sirocco|
|Huawei||Honor 8X/Honor View 10 Lite|
|Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Lite, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X|
|Huawei Nova 3, Nova 3i|
|Huawei Nova 4|
|Huawei P20, P20 Pro|
|Huawei P30, P30 Pro|
|Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS,|
Porsche Design Mate 20 RS
|Huawei Y9 2019|
|Infinix Mobile||Infinix Note 6|
|LG G7 Fit, G7 One|
|LG G7 ThinQ|
|LG G8 ThinQ, G8S ThinQ|
|LG G8X ThinQ|
|LG Stylo 5|
|LG V30, V30+, V30+ JOJO,|
LG Signature Edition 2017
|LG V35 ThinQ,|
LG Signature Edition 2018
|LG V40 ThinQ|
|LG V50 ThinQ|
|Motorola||Moto G5S Plus|
|Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus|
|Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power, Moto G7 Play|
|Motorola One, Motorola One Action, Motorola One Power, Motorola One Vision, Motorola One Zoom|
|Moto Z2 Force|
|Moto Z3, Moto Z3 Play|
|OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T|
|OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T|
|OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, OnePlus 7T, OnePlus 7T Pro|
|Oppo||Oppo R17 Pro|
|Oppo Reno A|
|Oppo Reno 10x Zoom|
|Oppo Reno Z|
|Oppo Reno 2|
|Oppo Reno 2 Z|
|Oppo F11 Pro|
|Realme X Lite|
|Realme X2 Pro|
|Samsung||Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)|
|Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)|
|Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018)|
|Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2018)|
|Samsung Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8+ (2018)|
|Samsung Galaxy A30, Galaxy A40, Galaxy A50, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G|
|Samsung Galaxy Fold|
|Galaxy J5 (2017), Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro|
|Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J7 Pro|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 9|
|Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+|
|Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge|
|Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+|
|Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+|
|Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 5G|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy Tab S4, Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6|
|Sharp||Sharp AQUOS R3|
|Sony||Sony Xperia XZ Premium|
|Sony Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact|
|Sony Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ2 Premium|
|Sony Xperia XZ3|
|Sony Xperia 1|
|Sony Xperia 5|
|Vivo||Vivo NEX S|
|Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition|
|Tecno||Tecno Camon 12 Pro|
|Tecno Phantom 9|
|Xiaomi||Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 SE|
|Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9 SE|
|Xiaomi Mi A3|
|Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S|
|Xiaomi Mi Mix 3|
|Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (POCO F1)|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro|
|Zebra||TC52 WLAN Touch Computer|
|TC57 WWAN Touch Computer|
|TC72 WLAN Touch Computer|
|TC77 WWAN Touch Computer|
What’s new in ARCore? – Changelog
Below is the complete changelog for the latest version of Google Play Services for AR app, along with that for the previous versions.
v1.13.19100710 – Released on 8 November 2019
- Improved support for multiplayer and collaborative AR experiences.
- Lighting estimation for realistic AR experiences will now react faster to changes in ambient lighting.
Download Latest Google Play Services for AR (ARCore) APK
Google introduced ARCore back in 2017 and it was only recently renamed to “Google Play Services for AR” to be a part of the Google Play Services. Android devices that are officially supported by ARCore can install and update the app directly via the Play Store.
However, if the app is not available on the Play Store for your device due to some reason, then you can download the latest Google Play Services for AR APK (courtesy of APKMirror.com) from below and install it manually.
→ Latest version: Google Play Services for AR 1.13.19100710 APK
Below we have also provided download links for all the previous versions of the app as well, in case you need them.
How to Install Google Play Services for AR (ARCore) APK
In order to install the APK manually, you must first enable the “Install unknown apps” or “Unknown sources” option on your Android device.
- On Android 8.0/8.1 Oreo, Android 9 Pie, & Android 10 Q: Go to ‘Settings’ → ‘Apps & notifications’ and tap on ‘Advanced’ to expand the menu. Now go to the ‘Special app access’ section and select ‘Install unknown apps’. In this menu, you will need to grant the required permissions to your file manager app.
- On Android 7.0/7.1 Nougat or below: Go to ‘Settings’ → ‘Security’ and turn on the ‘Unknown sources’ toggle.
Once you have enabled the required option, follow the steps below to install ARCore APK on your Android device.
- Download the latest Google Play Services for AR (ARCore) APK.
- Open a file manager app on your supported Android device.
- Navigate to the folder where the APK file was downloaded.
- Tap on the APK file to initiate the Android package installer.
- Tap on the ‘Install’ button to install the app on your device.
- Once finished, press “Done”.
Now that you have ARCore installed, you can go ahead and try several augmented reality apps/features on your device. For instance, you can try Pokemon Go’s AR+ mode feature or download Google’s Measure app for taking everyday measurements easily. ARCore also enables you to use Playground (AR Stickers) in the Google Camera app.
There you go, you have just been able to download latest Google Play Services for AR (ARCore) APK, along with the list of officially supported devices. Let us know your favorite AR app(s) that you would like to recommend via the comments.