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Google Maps Introduces “Augmented Reality” (AR Tool) Feature For Android And Iphone Users

Popular navigation tool “Google Maps” finally introduces a new cool feature for both Android and Iphone users to help ease navigation dubbed “Augmented Reality (AR)”.

Google in May this year made an announcement during its I/O developer conference about their intentions of bringing an augmented reality (AR) feature to Maps to make navigation even easier for users.

The new feature was released in beta at the time for Pixel phones only, it’s functions is mainly to provide support to a device’s camera in order to scan its surroundings.

When activated, the feature will split the app into two segments – a portion at the bottom will show a traditional map view while the rest will exhibit the camera’s field of view.

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While the feature had initially been limited to Pixel phones, Google has now announced the AR tool is available in beta for iOS and more Android devices.

“There’s nothing like exploring a city on foot–it’s a great way to take in the sights and sounds of a new place.

“But it can be hard to know exactly which direction to go. With a beta feature called Live View, you can use augmented reality to better see which way to walk. Arrows and directions are placed in the real world to guide your way.

“We’ve tested Live View with the Local Guides and Pixel community over the past few months, and are now expanding the beta to Android and iOS devices that support ARCore and ARKit starting this week.” – Google Said.


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