I already wrote the support 2 weeks ago, but he has not answered yet. So I try to send my request here again, because the topic is very important to me.
"Dear Fairphone team,
I’ve had a Fairphone 3 for a few months now and I’m very happy with it and I’ve never found anything that I miss about the Fairphone 3. Except now that I have found out that the Fairphone 3 does not support ARCore! Please, please, please make the Fairphone 3 support ARCore! No matter what you do, the Fairphone 3 supports ARCore. Maybe through a system update or if that is not possible please do it through a new module or if it is really necessary then please make sure that the Fairphone 4 ARCore is supported!
Thanks for your request. While I have passed on your request to our software team, this is unfortunately something that we cannot promise. If anything changes in the future, we will definitely alert you via the forum and social media channels.
@rae Hi, I have the same issue and would be interested in the ARCore Support so I can develop AR Applications on this phone
The newest Android Version was my reason to buy it. That work’s for non ar apps, I wasn’t aware that I need ARCore Support for ar apps.
I would also love to have this feature! This is currently the only thing that I am missing in my beloved fairphone And in terms of having a long lasting, “future-ready” phone I think this would be great to have. And it’s not only about games, there are also great apps that make use of it.
I’ve checked Google’s list of supported devices and there seem to be some older devices that are supported as well. So I think from a technical perspective, it would probably be possible (although I am really not a hardware specialist). However, I have no idea how complicated it is to get through Google’s certification process…
I have been waiting 5 months and 8 days for this feature. Has something happened @rae ? I am developing games and would like to test them on my Fairphone and for AR games you need ARCore. I don’t understand why the Fairphone doesn’t support ARCore, because you don’t need a specific hardware for ARCore but only the right software (Android). I will write Fairphone again.
Just another +1. One year ago I developed an app based on webXR api, which in android chrome depends on arcore, using a lended phone. As a regular phone user I’m planning to buy a fairphone for myself instead of my dying ios device, as a mobile web dev wanting to continue developing his app I don’t know.