ARCore Update Brings Support for The Pixel 3 Lineup – And a Chromebook

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Google has begun rolling out the latest update to ARCore for Android, the system level app that brings Augmented Reality to your devices.  The new update is version 1.4.180716066 for those keeping score at home.  The update brings support for the upcoming Google Pixel 3, codename Blueline, as well as the Pixel 3 XL, codename Crosshatch.  Given that the AR Core app is updated every 4-6 weeks and that this is the first reference to the new Pixels, it likely means that we getting close to launch.

Having the two new Pixel 3’s in the mix isn’t surprising but there was a surprise in that the first Chromebook is now listed as supporting ARCore.  That is the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10.

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Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Broadly Available from Online Retailers

Acer Chromebook Tab 10

After being announced for the education sector in March, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is finally available from a wide range of retailers.  Priced at just under $350, the tablet is powered by Chrome OS and is the first true Chrome OS powered tablet in the market.

The QXGA 9.7″ backlit LED display of the Chromebook Tab 10  renders at 2048 x 1536 which supports stylus input.  In fact, it comes with a stylus and it can be stored in the device.  Camera wise, you have a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP selfie camera.  Connectivity is handled by the 2x2MIMO 802.11ac WiFi antenna and you have Bluetooth 4.1 built in too.  Finally, it 34 Wh battery that provides 9 hours of power to the tablet.

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Acer Announces the Chromebook Tab 10 Chrome OS Tablet

Acer Chromebook Tab 10

After a leaked image a few months ago, the Chrome OS world has been ripe with anticipation for a Chrome based tablet form factor.  Now, at least in the education sector, we have an answer.  The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is a 9.7″ tablet that runs Chrome OS and supports Android apps.

The $320 Chromebook Tab 10 has 32GB of storage, which can be expanded thanks to the MicroSD slot.  It has 4GB of RAM and is powered by Rockchip (but Google trademark owned) OP1 SoC.  It will be available in April for purchase.

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