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AR Stickers finally arrive on Pixel phones from today

13 December 2017, 05:20 | Denise Dawson

AR Stickers finally arrive on Pixel phones from today

AR Stickers finally arrive on Pixel phones from today

Taking advantage of new APIs available in Android 8.1 Oreo, the Pixel phones will now be able to superimpose 3D objects (cute creatures) onto the real world via the camera app. The option to add AR stickers can be found in the nav menu on the left in the Pixel's camera app.

You can take videos or photos of the characters and emoji interacting with each other, you can move them around yourself and you can also mix and match different characters into the one scene - eg. the Demogorgon from Stranger Things teaming with a Storm Trooper while chasing a hamburger around the room.

Providing you have one of the Pixel 2 phones or an original Pixel handset, you can simply download the update to Android 8.1 being now rolled out by Google, and the AR Stickers feature will appear in the settings on the Pixel phones' camera app.

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Provided you have the necessary hardware, though, using AR Stickers is simple and easy. AR stickers on the Pixel phones' camera can be used for both videos and photos. This release was made in concert with the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hits theaters later this week. They seem to have a much better quality than the Stranger Things AR stickers that we've seen previews of before and are also being released today. Users also need to be running on Android 8.1 Oreo, which began to trickle out to Nexus and Pixel devices sometime during the first week of December. The camera app will now ask you to drag stickers to the viewfinder. Here's a quick hands-on to show you how they work... Which means it will be activated only if you recharge or update plan once SIM is placed in the Pixel 2 XL device, and in case the customer removes the SIM from the eligible device, the benefits will cease. These augmented labels include Strange Things kids and characters of Star Wars. 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.

These AR stickers have been built with ARCore, Google's new framework for phone-based augmented reality (AR) experiences. Well, the search giant has released the AR Stickers app in the Play Store.

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