A very low-key update to the ARCore developer’s site has expanded the universe of officially-supported devices for Google’s augmented reality toolkit to include the Samsung Galaxy S7, S8+, and Note 8 handsets.

The expansion itself isn’t a surprise with regard to the S8+ and Note 8, as Samsung and Google announced in Oct. 2017 that the devices would gain support for ARCore “soon.”

Screenshot from the ARCore Developer Page.

What is surprising is the stealthy way in which the move was made. A trip in the Wayback Machine reveals that the devices were actually added as early as Feb. 5, so the… more


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