Amazon implements AR shopping with help from Google

Yordan, 28 February 2018

Amazon has offered AR implementation and shopping tools in its iOS app for some time, but the feature was lacking for Android. Google released the ARCore 1.0, enabling users to use augmented reality for shopping furniture, home decor and, of course, Amazon Echo products.

The AR feature works quite simple. You either scroll through AR-enabled items in AR View section or click “See how this product fits in your room”, if the actual product has such option. There are some limitations which devices are able to run the service. Google’s ARCore 1.0, downloadable from Google Play, currently supports a limited list of phones which must have the latest version of the Amazon app.

The full list consists only devices with Android Oreo - Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, LG V30, OnePlus 5, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy Note8.

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Reader comments

  • 5T
  • 28 Feb 2018
  • nDN

Doesn't work with 1+ 5T

  • Jumbo
  • 28 Feb 2018
  • n%q

Xperias? :/

  • O S
  • 28 Feb 2018
  • mix

This is very useful, but requires both camera and screen to reproduce realistic colors.

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