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Pro Android Games, Third Edition by Massimo Nardone, Vladimir Silva

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Chapter    9

A Look into the Future: Augmented reality (AR) and Android TV

This chapter covers augmented reality (AR) and also explores the next big wave coming to your living room: Internet TV (Android TV, to be precise). Here you’ll learn about the some of the SDKs and Toolkits to be used for the future AR and Android TV applications.

There is a lot of hype surrounding augmented reality, but what is it and how can you build games around it? Furthermore, what kinds of games are good for it? These are some of the questions I will answer in this chapter. Let’s get started.

What Is AR?

“AR” is the term used to describe the software tools used to overlay virtual imagery onto the real world. For example, an app could render a virtual house on top ...

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