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Google Partners With Xiaomi To Spread Its ARCore Technology In China

  MPC Team

Tech giant Google is partnering with Xiaomi as part of its plan to expand the reach of its ARCore technology (augmented and virtual reality platform) in emerging markets. This partnership will provide its ARCore platform in China where Google Play Store doesn’t work. Hence, Xiaomi will be offering Google’s ARCore in China through its app store. This was announced by the company in a tweet.

ARCore was designed by Google to offer augmented and virtual reality features to a wide range of Android phones. However, until now this technology was only available in Google Pixel handsets and a few other Android flagships. By partnering with Google, Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2s will now also have these AR features. Google has also suggested that more AR partners are coming soon.

With the help of ARCore technology, a smartphone will be able to adopt advanced AR features like motion tracking, environment understanding, and light estimation. A list of Android devices which features this ARCore tech can be seen here.

Despite facing hindrances and bans on its various products in China, Google has always kept Asian countries especially China as its primary focus. This is because its rival Apple has already availed almost all of its products and services in China. Even Apple’s ARKit is readily available in China. In addition to this, Google is also hosting its first ever demo for Asian Countries in Shangai. Interestingly, startups from Pakistan also have the opportunity to apply and participate in this event.

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