Not to be outdone Google launched their own AR platform called ARCore. ARCore is not the same as Tango, which is another AR project from Google.
Tango requires special hardware such as sensors and cameras, while ARCore does not. Just like ARKit the only thing required to use ARCore is a mobile phone.
While iOS developers have to wait until iOS 11 launch to try ARKit, ARCore made by Google is available now. Starting today, developers will be able to use ARCore on Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8 provided they are already using Android 7.0 Nougat or newer Android version.
Later, Google hopes ARCore will be used on millions of Android devices from various manufacturers, such as Samsung, Huawei, LG and ASUS.
Just like ARKit, ARCore can be used with Java or OpenGL, Unity and Unreal. Basically this Google AR platform offers three main functions. First, it will be able to track movement, this platform will use the camera phone to detect your position in the room.