ARCore & Google Lens Coming To Third-Party Android Phones

Posted February 24, 2018

Announced in a blog post today, Google explained the "diversity" of Android devices available is good for customer choice but can be less desirable in enterprise IT departments.

Google also plans to expand the Android Enterprise Recommended program to other aspects of EMM, including training programs. Following two developer previews, ARCore will officially be exiting its experimental phase of development at Mobile World Congress 2018 scheduled to start next week, as was previously rumored.

New entry-level phones running Android Oreo (Go edition) will be shown off at the tech event.

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In preparation for the launch of Android Go, the apps in the Google Go family are adding more and more features so they'll have more robust apps by the time the lightweight OS rolls out.

"With a smaller amount of storage and processing power, these phones are less expensive for manufacturers to produce and can be sold at affordable prices, in some cases less than $50", said Lockheimer.

All Google apps are optimised to run on this interface to provide the optimal experience. As first revealed by Android Authority, the GM 8 Go may be the first Android Go phone from General Mobile. The thread, in which a user asked about a dark mode to improve battery life on Android phones with OLED screens, had been marked "fixed", with a Google employee saying the Android engineering team had added this feature and that it would "be available in a future Android release". At the higher end, people aren't replacing smartphones as frequently.

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Google's Android One partners are set to reveal new smartphones at MWC too. The game will also come to iOS devices this year.

According to Google's Issue Tracker, a user asked the company a year ago for a dark mode in Android 9.0 to accommodate all of the OLED screens on the market since it can help save battery life.

Does Android Go sound appealing as a low-end, low hassle device?

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Meanwhile, Google Lens, a feature that is now available Google Pixel devices and uses computer vision to quickly recognize objects, businesses, and other things around you, is said to release for both Google Assistant and Google Photos in the next few weeks.