This is a tutorial on how to install Google ARCore APK on any Android phone. AR or Augmented Reality is the new buzzword in the tech industry. Apple announced their ARKit and soon after, Google announced on bringing ARCore to the millions of Android phones without requiring any special hardware. Until now it has only been available on Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8 for developers to build and try the apps. But luckily, some developers have modified the ARCore APK to run on any device running Android Nougat 7.0 or above.
Augmented Reality is the new thing that is going to be seen in a number of applications over the next few months. You may have already experienced VR on phones and consoles games, but next, we will get to see most tech companies jumping on the AR bandwagon to utilize the environment around instead of making us looking in a glass or some closed gadget.
Google has been working on AR and VR for few years now. All of the work done on Google’s Project Tango resulted in bringing this technology to Android. While Tango needed specific hardware, Apple ARKit required nothing more than an iOS update and supported iPhone or iPad. So Google did the same and is now bringing the same technology to millions of Android devices.
How to Download / Install Google ARCore APK on Android Devices:
The instructions to install Google ARCore APK on Android phones is given below. We have listed down all the files you need to run ARCore service and an app. So let’s begin with the tutorial.
After downloading these two APK, all you have to do is copy them on your phone storage and follow the steps below:
As mentioned before, you need to be running Android Nougat for this launcher to work on your device.
Step 1 – Download modified APKs from the links above.
Step 2 – Locate the APKs you just downloaded and open it to install it.
Step 3 – If you are installing an APK directly for the very first time, you would be notified to enable “Unknown Source” setting. If not sure about this, see link below on where to find this setting.
Step 4 – After enabling, the app should install.
That’s it! You can now test and try Hello AR App on your Android phone running Android Nougat or above.
If this instructions / guide was not clear enough or you are stuck somewhere, you can read our complete guide on how to install APK files on your Android device here: How to Install Android APK Files Manually.