Google ARCore certification documentation outed at least a few as-yet-unannounced devices over the weekend. That’s according to recent reports, noting which devices were added to support prior to being removed again from the support list. The removal, conversely, likely comes down to the phones not being announced yet. So the devices will still likely support ARCore when they are announced.
What devices did Google divulge via ARCore docs and which of those were outed?
In total, Google added no fewer than 23 handsets and devices to its docs related to ARCore support but not all of those were necessarily outed.
The list includes six Samsung handsets, two from ASUS and OPPO, three from Motorola, and one each from LG, realme, ZTE, TCL, Vivo, and Xiaomi. No fewer than four ‘computers’ were outed by obscure OEM Zebra as well.
Among the phones that haven’t been announced, devices were dubbed the ASUS Zenfone 8 Flip, LG Stylo 7, Motorola moto g(100), Oppo Reno 5 A
Oppo Reno 5 Pro+ 5G Bosch, realme 8 Pro, TCL 20 Pro 5G, and ZTE Z6650S. Samsung, conversely, saw three handsets leaked including the Galaxy A52 4G, Galaxy A72 4G, and Galaxy A82 5G. And the Samsung Galaxy A32 listed in the certification hasn’t been announced either.
What is Google ARCore and why does this matter?
Now, aside from leaking out devices that haven’t even been announced yet, the listing does confirm that these devices will work with ARCore. That’s Google’s Play Services for AR. Or, put another way, a development kit designed to let creators test and built augmented reality applications. These are also devices that have been tested to work with related assets, such as Google’s 3D Animal library in Search and Playground.
Summarily, that means that each of the incoming devices should fully support AR from Google including the development kits needed to create new AR experiences.