Google Pixel 2 update brings Augmented Reality stickers, new features to Assistant

12 December, 2017, 10:45 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • Google Pixel 2 update brings Augmented Reality stickers, new features to Assistant

This feature represents the culmination of an announcement from Google in August Google showing off the capabilities of the company's ARCore technology. If you can't wait any longer to be whisked off to a galaxy far, far away, however, Google has you covered. If you want to remove and clear the space, there is a delete button on the top that lets you clear one or all characters.

The owners of Pixel phones running the recent release of Android 8.1 Oreo now have access to AR stickers that can be overlaid on reality such as 3-D text, gnomes and now even Imperial stormtroopers and TIE Fighters from "Star Wars".

A doctor's waiting room in Manhattan might be the last place you'd expect to see Eleven get into a confrontation with The Demogorgon creature.

The AR stickers aren't life-changing of course, but isn't it unbelievable that you can now add BB-8, a stormtrooper, or a porg when you're posing for pictures or taking a video? If you own Pixel phone, you just need to wait and you will see a new Mode there.

The photographic world of Pixel and Pixel 2 owners just got more interesting now that Google Inc. has released its augmented reality stickers. I actually had a little trouble finding the ARCore app via search, so I followed this direct link to the app instead.

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To get started with AR Stickers, all you have to do is open up the Pixel camera app and switch to the dedicated AR Stickers mode. They can be scaled smaller or larger with a two-finger pinch, and you can pivot your fingers to turn them around.

In a bid to keep their user base engaged, Google is constantly adding new experiences to Pixel phones to make sure they keep getting better over time.

Each pack comes with an assortment of figures to choose from. And they look way better than that Snapchat Star Wars Lens. I even added a Stormtrooper and two Stranger Things characters. In addition to famous characters, there are also balloon letters, which you can use to write words and phrases. You can move them around, resize and rotate stickers by tapping and dragging them, and they interact with the environment too, responding to the camera and interacting with other characters in the scene.

The feature does quite well and all the stickers animate smoothly.

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