Pixel, Pixel 2 Owners Get 'Star Wars,' 'Stranger Things' AR Stickers

Google Pixel 2 AR stickers

Besides, Google is also adding special Star Wars stickers ahead of The Last Jedi following this week. You can move the elements around, resize and rotate them, and they'll even interact with the other characters in the scene. And the pictures and videos captured are ideal for sharing with friends on social media.

Google says the Pixel 2/XL have been factory-calibrated for AR, so you'll get the best experience with those phones.

Of course, the big feature is the addition of the AR stickers to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Many of you might remember that not so long ago, Google's idea for AR on smartphones was confined to a much narrower scope that involved the use multiple cameras and depth sensors to achieve the effect.

In order to try out the AR stickers, a user just has to open the camera app, switch to AR Stickers mode and choose a sticker pack. A competitor for Apple Inc.'s ARKit, ARCore has a wide variety of functions that allow developers to add AR capability to apps and now it's fundamental to upcoming Google phones.

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AR Stickers are rolling out over the coming days to all Pixel phones running Android 8.1 Oreo. The £50 discount on the phones will be available until December 16, while for the free Home Mini you can order a Pixel 2 or 2 XL until the end of the year. The characters include familiar faces from Star Wars and Stranger Things, anthropomorphic fast food items, and customizable floating 3D text, among other things.

According to a report published by The Verge, the feature is now only available for Pixel and Pixel 2 series of smartphones.

Google has released Augmented Reality stickers for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, which are now available on the Google Play Store. The AR stickers work in a fashion similar how live filters work on apps like Snapchat, Instagram. Depending on the sticker, there are some touch controls that you can use to make the item fit the scene better.

Google recently rolled out Android Oreo 8.1, which makes it even faster and easier to get stuff done on Pixel. For instance, it will take a user to the Google Maps app, if it detects that an address was copied. However, the autofocus will be disabled when using accessing Augmented Reality stickers which means the AR stickers.

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