Google’s latest flagship devices, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, have now been officially included in the ARCore support list after almost six months since their launch. Along with the Pixel 6a, these devices are now eligible to access ARCore features, showcasing Google’s continued commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology.
The inclusion of ARCore support in Pixel phones has been a highly anticipated feature for years, and it was widely expected that both the Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 duo would have this feature upon their release. However, it’s been a long wait for users, as Google has only just updated the official supported devices list to include the Pixel 7 duo and Pixel 6a.
This update underscores Google’s ongoing commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology and providing users with a seamless and innovative experience.
Other devices, such as the Motorola edge 30 Pro and the Xiaomi POCO F4, have been available for a while and have already been using ARCore-compatible features like Live View in Google Maps since launch.
Although Pixel 7 owners were able to use augmented reality features before the device was officially included in the ARCore support document, Google typically adds devices to the list in stages, even if they already have ARCore support out of the box. It’s somewhat unclear why the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro were not initially included in the list, especially given that the Pixel 6a has been available for almost a year. However, the recent addition of these flagship devices to the list is certainly a welcome development for Pixel users who want to take full advantage of ARCore’s capabilities.
While the ARCore supported device list may seem like a minor detail, it is an important one, particularly for devices like the Pixel 6a and 7 series. This list can provide insights into unreleased hardware and confirm whether upcoming technology will have access to augmented reality features.
It’s worth noting that the Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 series aren’t the only ones that have been added to the ARCore support list much later than expected. In fact, there are quite a bunch of devices that have been available for a significant period of time in 2023 – such as Oppo Find X5 Pro, Sony Xperia 5 IV, Xiaomi POCO F4 GT, Infinix Mobile NOTE 12 2023 and many more.