Around this time in 2016, the predictions for the next year had reached something of a consensus: 2017 would be the year of augmented reality. But a funny thing happened on the way to the future — nothing much, really. At least not for the first half of the year. It seemed clear that, after the success of Pokémon Go in the summer of 2016, the public was eager to begin seeing the world with new augmented reality eyes through their smartphones.
Source : Augmented Reality in 2017 — the Winners, the Losers, & the Best Bets on 2018 « Next Reality