Owning a Pixel device has some advantages: In addition to getting faster Android updates, you can also experience the key features of Google services first. Yesterday, 7, the company began releasing a new feature that brings augmented reality to Google Maps, but only those who have a smartphone made by the company can use the news for now.
Google has announced the arrival of Maps AR for smartphones from the Pixel line during the I / O event, where he presented his main news for the year, including more information about Android Q.
The augmented reality tool can be activated in the Google Maps application and during navigation can display arrows on the camera screen showing which direction the user should go.
As more sensors are required to use the functionality, battery and data consumption is higher than during conventional use of the app.
The feature was being tested by Google since the beginning of the year, and in February the company said it would only launch the feature when were satisfied with the results offered by technology.
The smartphones that can run Maps AR right now are Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, 2 XL, Pixel 3 and 3 XL, as well as the newly released Pixel 3a and 3a XL. In addition to being browsed, devices are also on the list of phones that support Android Q, which can now be downloaded.
There is no prediction for the augmented reality Maps release for other Android devices yet, but possibly the feature will come to devices that support Apple ARKit it's the Google ARCore. The available list this page shows some of the gadgets that have the technologies.
Via: GSM Arena