Google's AR Stickers now Available for Pixel Phones

Google's AR Stickers now Available for Pixel Phones

Google's AR Stickers now Available for Pixel Phones

"Pixel's new AR Stickers let you battle Stormtroopers from Star Wars: The Last Jedi", said Google, "Team up with your favorite characters from Netflix's Stranger Things, and express yourself with animated Foodmojis".

JB Hi-Fi is also adding in another bonus, if you buy a Pixel 2 or 2 XL you'll get a free Google Home Mini. As of now, we can find only the stickers from Star Wars, Stranger Things, and few others.

Google's for-the-masses approach to augmented reality (AR) is one step closer to reality with the official release of the ARCore framework and AR Stickers app for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices. All you have to do is update your phone and press on the AR emoji you want to merge on the environment in which you are making your video or clicking your picture.

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Android Oreo 8.1 has not rolled out to our Pixel 2 XL at the time of writing, so we couldn't see the AR Stickers in action for ourselves, but various reports paint AR Stickers in a positive light, with the AR characters fitting nicely into scenes and matching the lighting of the environment. AR stickers on the Pixel phones' camera can be used for both videos and photos. Today, the tech giant has finally launched AR Stickers for the Pixel phones. The best thing about AR stickers is that even the older Pixel devices will be getting it in the Android 8.1 Oreo update.

AR Stickers are rolling out over the coming days to all Pixel phones running Android 8.1 Oreo.

Before venturing into the Google camera app in search of AR Stickers, make sure that you have updated it. Individuals can update their apps through the Google Play Store, under the Update section. Here's a quick hands-on to show you how they work...

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There are many creative ways through which you can utilize the AR stickers. There's seemingly no limit to the number of stickers you can set down, but be warned: once you get to about 10, things can really slow down, and your phone is likely to get quite warm. You can also use multi-touch gestures to resize it, rotate it, or move vertically up and down.

The AR stickers aren't life-changing of course, but isn't it wonderful that you can now add BB-8, a stormtrooper, or a porg when you're posing for pictures or taking a video?

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