Get the best out of Pixel 2's 'smart AI' features

Bill Rogers
December 13, 2017

Users can team up with "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" characters like BB-8 and R2-D2, or even stage fun moments with Eleven, the Demogorgon, and other characters from Netflix's "Stranger Things". Google also explained that the AR stickers can be moved around, resized, dragged around, and can also interact with the environment by responding to the camera and interacting with other characters that are placed in the scene.

Google also released a special trailer for the Star Wars AR Stickers. Also, these supported devices should be running on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo to use the AR stickers.

Of course, the big feature is the addition of the AR stickers to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

The stickers can be found in the camera app of your Pixel or Pixel 2 smartphone.

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To use this feature, open camera app and switch to AR Stickers mode. They're introducing Augmented Reality Stickers for these phones Made by Google so you can add these virtual characters and emojis to your photos and videos as you send them to your loved ones. The Android 8.1 Oreo update has added two new apps to your Pixel smartphone- AR Stickers and AR Core. The company has promised to release more sticker packs in the future. If you own Pixel phone, you just need to wait and you will see a new Mode there. The new AR stickers work on top of Augmented Reality technology, and they appear as they exist in the real scene.

According to a report published by The Verge, the feature is now only available for Pixel and Pixel 2 series of smartphones. This will upgrade your camera and will enable all the Star Wars and Strange Thing stickers. The Stranger Things will definitely be an exciting option for all Stranger Things fans as it has been one of the best TV phenomenon in the year 2017. After successfully updating the app, you can visit the respective pages accordingly.

Finally, Android Oreo 8.1 comes with SmartSelect, which recognises text when long pressed, highlights the relevant words, and then recommends a next logical step via a suggested app. 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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