Download Google Play Services for AR (ARCore) APK – v1.17.20042008

Download Google Play Services for AR (ARCore) APK

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 v1.17.20042008 version of Google Play Services for AR (ARCore) app as an APK file, along with all the previous versions. Now before you do that, take some time to understand what ARCore actually is and how it works.

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What is Google 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

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 Android devices officially supported by Google ARCore.

Manufacturer Model
Asus ROG Phone
Asus ROG Phone II
Asus ROG Phone III
Asus Zenfone 6 (6z)
Asus Zenfone 7
Asus Zenfone 7 Pro
Asus Zenfone AR
Asus Zenfone ARES
Fujitsu Arrows 5G
Fujitsu Arrows NX9 F-52A
General Mobile GM 9 Plus
Google Nexus 5X
Google Nexus 6P
Google Pixel
Google Pixel XL
Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 XL
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3a
Google Pixel 3a XL
Google Pixel 4
Google Pixel 4 XL
Google Pixel 4a
Google Pixel 4a 5G
Google Pixel 5
HMD Global Nokia 3.4
HMD Global Nokia 5.4
HMD Global Nokia 6 (2018)
HMD Global Nokia 6.1 Plus
HMD Global Nokia 6.2
HMD Global Nokia 7 Plus
HMD Global Nokia 7.1
HMD Global Nokia 7.2
HMD Global Nokia 8
HMD Global Nokia 8 Sirocco
HMD Global Nokia 8.1
HMD Global Nokia 8.3 5G
Huawei Honor 8X
Huawei Honor 10
Huawei Honor View 10 Lite
Huawei Honor V20
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
Huawei Mate 20
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei Mate 20 X
Huawei Nova 3
Huawei Nova 3i
Huawei Nova 4
Huawei P20
Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei P30
Huawei P30 Pro
Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS
Huawei Porsche Design Mate 20 RS
Huawei Y9 2019
Infinix Mobile Note 6
Infinix Mobile Note 7
Infinix Mobile Zero 8
Kyocera Torque G04
LG G6
LG G7 Fit
LG G7 One
LG G7 ThinQ
LG G8 ThinQ
LG G8S ThinQ
LG G8X ThinQ
LG G Pad 5 10.1 FHD
LG K61
LG K71
LG K92
LG Q6
LG Q70
LG Q8
LG Q92
LG style2
LG style3
LG Stylo 5
LG Stylo 6
LG V30
LG V30+
LG V30+ JOJO
LG LG Signature Edition 2017
LG V35 ThinQ
LG LG Signature Edition 2018
LG V40 ThinQ
LG V50 ThinQ
LG V50S ThinQ
LG LG Signature Edition 2019
LG V60 ThinQ 5G
LG VELVET 5G
LG WING 5G
Motorola Moto G5S Plus
Motorola Moto G6
Motorola Moto G6 Plus
Motorola Moto G7
Motorola Moto G7 Play
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Motorola Moto G8
Motorola Moto G8 Play
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Motorola Moto G9 Play
Motorola Moto G9 Plus
Motorola Moto G9 Power
Motorola Moto G 5G
Motorola Moto G Power
Motorola Moto G Pro
Motorola Moto G Stylus
Motorola Moto G Stylus (2020)
Motorola Motorola Edge
Motorola Motorola Edge Plus
Motorola Motorola One
Motorola Motorola One 5G
Motorola Motorola One Action
Motorola Motorola One Fusion
Motorola Motorola One Fusion+
Motorola Motorola One Hyper
Motorola Motorola One Macro
Motorola Motorola One Power
Motorola Motorola One Vision
Motorola Motorola One Zoom
Motorola Moto X4
Motorola Moto Z2 Force
Motorola Moto Z3
Motorola Moto Z3 Play
Motorola Moto Z4
OnePlus OnePlus 3T
OnePlus OnePlus 5
OnePlus OnePlus 5T
OnePlus OnePlus 6
OnePlus OnePlus 6T
OnePlus OnePlus 7
OnePlus OnePlus 7 Pro
OnePlus OnePlus 7 Pro 5G
OnePlus OnePlus 7T
OnePlus OnePlus 7T Pro
OnePlus OnePlus 8
OnePlus OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus OnePlus 8T
OnePlus OnePlus Nord
Oppo A52
Oppo A72
Oppo A72 5G
Oppo A92
Oppo A92S
Oppo F11 Pro
Oppo F15
Oppo F17 Pro
Oppo Find X2
Oppo Find X2 Pro
Oppo K3
Oppo K5
Oppo R17 Pro
Oppo Reno2
Oppo Reno2 F
Oppo Reno2 Z
Oppo Reno3
Oppo Reno3 5G
Oppo Reno3 A
Oppo Reno3 Pro
Oppo Reno3 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno4 4G
Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
Oppo Reno A
Oppo Reno Z
realme 5
realme 5 Pro
realme 6
realme 6 Pro
realme 7
realme 7i
realme 7 Pro
realme Narzo 20 Pro
realme Q
realme X
realme X Lite
realme XT
realme X2
realme X2 Pro
realme X3 Super Zoom
realme X7 5G
realme X7 Pro 5G
realme X50 Pro
realme X50t 5G
realme V5 5G
   

What’s new in ARCore?

Below is the complete changelog for the latest version of Google Play Services for AR app, along with that for the previous versions.

v1.17.20042008 – Released on May 11, 2020

  • Improved rendering performance on select devices with supporting AR apps.

v1.16.20030204 – Released on March 16, 2020

  • Improved rendering performance on select devices with supporting AR apps.

v1.15.20012104 – Released on 6 February 2020

  • Improved rendering performance on select devices with supporting AR apps.

v1.15.20012103 – Released on 3 February 2020

  • Improved rendering performance on select devices with supporting AR apps.

v1.14.19111810 – Released on 20 December 2019

  • Smoother AR experiences on Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL with a viewfinder frame rate of 60 frames per second.
  • Bug fixes.

v1.14.19111808 – Released on 12 December 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 ARCore (Google Play Services for AR) APK

Google introduced ARCore back in 2017 and it was only recently renamed “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 v1.17.20042008 APK

Previous versions

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.
    Install Google Play Services for AR - Enable 'Install unknown apps' in Settings
  • 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.

  1. Download the latest Google Play Services for AR (ARCore) APK.
  2. Open a file manager app on your supported Android device.
  3. Navigate to the folder where the APK file was downloaded.
  4. Tap on the APK file to initiate the Android package installer.
  5. Tap on the ‘Install’ button to install the app on your device.
    How to Install Google Play Services for AR (ARCore) APK
  6. 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 the 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.

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