Smartphones can place virtual objects in mixed reality situations through Google’s ARCore SDK that combines functions of the processor, motion sensors, light sensors, and the camera. But the limitation is that the ARCore can effectively use only one camera even on quadruple rear camera phones. Google is set to introduce an update that will allow for the usage of two cameras on a couple of choice devices.
The Google Play Services for AR app, which hosts upgrades to ARCore for devices, was recently updated with the changelog stating the following.
“New in this version:
- Dual camera stereo depth on supported devices.
- Expanded AR support to additional devices.
- New performance monitoring and logging tools for developers.”
However, details on supported devices are yet to be known. Recently, the Google Developers listing of ARCore support devices was updated with the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL entries stating, “Dual camera support will be rolled out in the coming weeks.”
It’s all for speculation until anything comes out for sure but given that the phones feature wide/telephoto combos, the potential buyers of the tech giant’s phones would want to know if there’s a place for ultra-wide cameras in there as well.
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