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9 Android augmented reality apps you should try

Android's ARCore platform makes it easy for developers to build interactive, fun and educational apps. Here are a few you should try.

Jason Cipriani
Jason Cipriani
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Google ARCore

Google's ARCore platform puts an augmented world at your fingerprints using your phone. Not every phone works with the new feature quite yet, but odds are if you own a newer phone it's either currently compatible or will be in the near future. Check this page for a full list of compatible phones. 

If you do have a phone that works with the feature, here are some apps to help you show off.

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IKEA Place

IKEA's ARCore app makes it far to easier to see how a piece of furniture looks in your home or office.

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World of Tanks

Want to learn a thing or two about tanks and their history in helping shape the world as we know it? World of Tanks can do that, along with letting you place life-size tanks in your yard and battle it out. 

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Monster Park

If you have a kid who loves dinosaurs, download Monster Park AR's Jurassic Dinosaurs in Real World. Not only do you get to see huge dinosaurs walking around your house, but you can enter the portal to view where dinosaurs came from.

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Amazon

Most of us spend way too much time on Amazon reading reviews and comparing products. With the Amazon app, you can place items in your home and see how they fit with your decor. 

When you launch the Amazon app, tap on the camera icon and select AR View.

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Beer Pong

Want to up your beer pong skills without the need for alcohol? Play Beer Pong on your phone. As you move around and hold your phone at different angles, the speed and angle at which the ball goes will be impacted. 

Practice makes perfect, right?

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My Cardiac Coach

On a more serious note, My Cardiac Coach uses AR to teach you how to give CPR to those in need. Follow the prompts on the virtual CPR recipient to learn proper CPR techniques.

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AR Stickers

Google's own AR Stickers' apps are incredibly fun. Between the Star Wars pack and Stranger Things pack, there's something for everyone here.  Launch the Google Camera app, slide out the menu and select AR Stickers to view available packs and download more.

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Brickscape

Brickscape is a fun and challenging game to play on your phone, and now you can play it in the middle of your living room. Slide blocks up, down, left or right to solve the puzzle.

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Paint Space

Use Paint Space to scan your surroundings then draw or place photos and figures into your environment.

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Video: 9 great Android augmented reality apps to try

Google's ARCore platform puts an augmented world at your fingerprints. Here's 9 cool apps to try.

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