The AR Stickers are integrated into the Pixel 2's camera app, a new mode has been added to the camera's slide-out settings menu. You will be limited to only a handful of packs in the app at the time of writing, which include the Star Wars and Stranger Things offerings.
As we noted in the announcement post, Google's AR stickers are now exclusive to Pixel 2s and 2 XLs that are running Android 8.1. However, the autofocus will be disabled when using accessing Augmented Reality stickers which means the AR stickers. Although you can only employ the rear camera right now. This could be down to ARCore shunning the need for a depth sensor, or simply indicate that the underlying AR framework is in its early days. These stickers use the ARCore augmented reality platform, which was announced by Google a few months ago.
You don't have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to team up with characters from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", like BB-8, a stormtrooper, or a porg.
Google also released a special trailer for the Star Wars AR Stickers. Now the app is available Pixel users running Android 8.1 Oreo.
Adding these new AR stickers on an updated Pixel phone is simple: Open the camera app, switch to AR Stickers mode, select the sticker pack and then drop stickers into the scene.
The Pixel 2 XL also feature always-on display to show you notifications, and the song that is playing on your smartphone. We haven't heard much about these stickers since the phones launched in October, but we're happy to report that they're finally here. 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.
The fans will love the possibilities that they will have with cosplay and putting the AR emojis in their pictures and videos.