Every month or so, an update to ARCore rolls out to add the augmented reality framework to a whole new set of phones, tablets... and now Chromebooks? Yes, the first Chrome OS device has been found among the list of profiles included in the ARCore APK, and that is the recently released Acer Chromebook Tab 10. Also joining the list are the codenames associated with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, blueline and crosshatch, which are due out this Fall.
The features discussed below are probably not live yet, or may only be live for a small percentage of users. Unless stated otherwise, don't expect to see these features if you install the apk. All screenshots and images are real unless otherwise stated, and images are only altered to remove personal information.
Newly supported devices
This list is compiled from the device profiles included within the ARCore APK. Those profiles are given a codename associated with the device, but some of the names are still unknown, usually because they belong to currently unreleased hardware. As a result, some entries in the list are marked as unknown or rumored based on whatever information is available.
Keep in mind that the presence of the profiles doesn't automatically mean device support is fully operational, but it's a pretty good indicator. If you have one of these devices, you should be able to install ARCore from the Play Store, but be aware that it has been known to take anywhere from a few hours to a few days before the Play Store enables access for newly supported devices. Alternatively, you can download the update from APK Mirror if you would like to sideload it.
- Chromebook Tab 10 [scarlet_cheets]
- Pixel 3 [blueline]
- Pixel 3 XL [crosshatch]
- nova 3 [HWPAR]
- unknown? [HWSNE]
- Moto X (4) [payton, payton_sprout]
- Nokia 8 [NB1]
- rumored: Nokia "Phoenix" [phoenix_sprout] – thanks, Timbets.
- Hydrogen One [HydrogenOne]
- Galaxy A6 [a6lte]
- rumored: Galaxy Tab S4 [gts4llte, gts4llteatt, gts4lltechn, gts4lltekx, gts4lltespr, gts4lltetmo, gts4llteusc, gts4lltevzw, gts4lwifi, gts4lwifichn]
- Xperia X Compact [SO-02J, F5321]
- Xperia X Performance [SOV33, SO-04H, F8132, F8131, 502SO]
- XZ2 [SOV37, SO-03K, H8276, 702SO]
- rumored: XZ3 [H8416]
- unknown: [H9436, H9493]
- NEX A [PD1806]
- NEX S [PD1805]
- vivo 1805 
- Mi 8 SE [sirius]
- rumored: "Pocophone F1" [beryllium]
- Currently unknown
The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.