After months of razz, Google’s eventually brought its AR stickers to the Pixel 2. For most consumers with the company’s latest flagship handset, the feature will be available today as part of an Android 8.1 update.
The feature was announced on-stage at the Pixel event back in January, offering a sneak peek of a fun little addition made possible through its ARCore technology, letting consumers plummet augmented reality characters onto their own pictures and video. It was a somewhat compelling demo of Google’s ARKit competitor, and now its live for everyone to check out, including a couple of key product licenses.
Those Stranger Things stickers that we got to play with a few months back in here, bringing creatures from Netflix’s popular series with them. And, a mere few days ahead of the much-anticipated liberate of The Last Jedi, the feature brings a bunch of new content from the Star Wars universe.
The company’s celebrating the launch with a somewhat delightful new ad, as well, incorporating parts from The Last Jedi trailer into real world put, with plenty of kids, grownups and puppies dressed up as character from the movie. The sticker pack includes dynamic models of First Order Stormtroopers, imperial walkers, X-Wings and Tie-Fighters, familiar droids like R2D2 and BB-8 and, of course, Porgs. So, so many Porgs. As though the furry little animals weren’t all over the place already.
There’s also a bunch of party paraphernalia and Foodmoji, which are more in accordance with Snapchat’s viral dancing hot dog than Apple’s Animoji offer — but should do an equally good task helping you kill time with you new telephone. The sticker sets are available today for most Pixel 2 users as a free download, though some might be get them over the next few days.