ARCore saw a massive expansion this week with lots of new apps, but the list of supported devices is still fairly limited. In the not too distant future, though, it will be growing with the addition of Samsung’s latest flagship phones…

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ went on sale earlier this month, and as we covered in our review, Samsung has some excellent devices here. However, despite their predecessors offering compatibility with ARCore, these new devices do not. Thankfully, though, it’s on the way.

Mentioned by a developer on GitHub (via SamMobile), Samsung’s latest smartphones are both going to offer full support for Google’s ARCore “in the coming weeks.” There’s no specific timeline for the launch of this functionality, but given the recent boom in development for the augmented reality platform, it seems likely that we’ll be seeing this sooner rather than later.

Once support does officially launch, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ users will have access to nearly 100 AR experiences ranging from placing furniture in your home with IKEA, to drawing in the real world with Google’s “Just a Line” experiment. And that’s just scratching the surface of what this tech is capable of…

Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Ben Schoon

Ben is a writer and video producer for 9to5Google.

Find him on Twitter @NexusBen. Send tips to schoon@9to5g.com or encrypted to benschoon@protonmail.com.