Yesterday, after a significant delay, the Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 duo were finally added to the official ARCore support list, providing users with access to a range of augmented reality experiences. In addition to these new additions, Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S23 series, and a few other high-end models were also included in the updated list. This expanded support for ARCore demonstrates a commitment to enhancing the augmented reality experience for users across a wide range of devices.
The official ARCore support list can often be slow to include certified devices in its online repository. As a result, many devices launch well before being added to this section, which explains why the Galaxy S23 series and even last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 are only now being included alongside a number of other Galaxy handsets. Although it can be frustrating to wait for devices to be added to the ARCore section, the good news is that these devices are now fully supported by ARCore, enabling an even better augmented reality experience. By expanding its support to more devices, ARCore is making this exciting technology accessible to more people than ever before.
Google’s support document offers an overview of the functionality that you can expect when using AR and ARCore features that rely on the camera system of your device, such as the Galaxy S23. Although the reason behind the delay in adding the Galaxy S23 to the list of certified devices is unclear, Google may be hesitant about revealing unreleased handsets via its support site.
Nevertheless, the complete list of newly added devices is now available on the ARCore support site. By expanding its support to more devices, Google is helping users to explore the full range of ARCore features and enjoy a more immersive augmented reality experience.
Most reputable Android phone brands offer built-in support for augmented reality experiences from the get-go. In fact, many users may have already been using Google Maps’ Live View feature on their devices without realizing that it’s powered by ARCore. It’s good to see the recently launched most affordable Galaxy A14 5G handset has also been added to the ARCore support list. As per Google, Here’s the complete set of Samsung Android hardware receiving ARCore certification today:
- Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A23 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
- Samsung Galaxy S23
- Samsung Galaxy S23+
- Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4
This powerful platform enables a range of advanced augmented reality features that can enhance the user experience in exciting new ways. While not all devices are currently supported, expanding the list of certified devices will help make ARCore’s capabilities accessible to a broader range of users. With its continued growth and development, ARCore is helping to drive the widespread adoption of augmented reality across the Android ecosystem.