Plus phones from Motorola, Sony, Xiaomi, and more
Augmented Reality (AR) has become an overused buzzword in tech, but it’s a surprisingly cool and useful technology. AR powers things like real-time translations using your phone’s camera. Google frequently updates its list of hardware compatible with the ARCore platform used for building AR projects, and today, it adds a lot of new devices, including the latest Pixel phones from Motorola, Sony, Xiaomi, and others.
Google’s list of ARCore devices doesn’t seem to have a set pattern or system, and the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and even last year’s Pixel 6a are only being added now. It seems to a catch-up game; for example, last month, Google added several older Samsung phones but left out the Galaxy S23 models.
Another recognizable pattern is that the list includes a bunch of Android devices that you may have never heard of, and some companies you won’t even recognize. Nonetheless, the complete list of all the new ARCore devices includes Fujitsu arrows N F-51C, Google Pixel 6a, Google Pixel 7, Google Pixel 7 Pro, Infinix Mobile ZERO 20, Infinix Mobile ZERO ULTRA, Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 3rd Gen, Lenovo Tab P11 2nd Gen, Motorola moto g52j 5G, Motorola edge 30 Pro, Motorola moto tab g62, Oppo Find X5 Pro, Sharp Leitz Phone2, Sony Xperia 5 IV, Xiaomi Xiaomi 12 Lite, Xiaomi POCO F4, Xiaomi POCO F4 GT, Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro 5G, Xiaomi Redmi K50G, Xiaomi Redmi Note 11E Pro, Zebra ET40L 10″ Enterprise Tablet, Zebra ET45L 10″ Enterprise Tablet, Zebra ET40S 8″ Enterprise Tablet, Zebra ET45S 8″ Enterprise Tablet, and ZTE Libero 5G III.
Google last updated its support page about ARCore devices four months ago. Today’s update is a big one; we’ll let you know if any further updates come along.