Search giant Google has rolled out this week the Augmented Reality or AR stickers to various Android devices. This means that both Google Pixel or Pixel 2 owners can now use the AR sticker ability on their devices.


Google brings AR Stickers to Android smartphones


The AR sticker ability, according to Google, is built on Google’s Motion Stills app. The app could actually convert both live photos and ordinary videos in a short video with several effects.


One of the Motion Stills app’s features is the ability to stabilize the shaky video. Among other features include the ability to combine multiple video clips. The app also features a motion text that could follow other elements of the video. The app also has the ability to convert videos into cinemagraphs.


And using the gyroscope, putting AR stickers in any Android-powered devices is really possible through the Motion Stills app. The search engine giant had earlier used the ARCore Android technology as its approach to AR stickers.


Moreover, Google disclosed that the company is using the instant motion tracking as one of the approaches in Motion Stills. To demonstrate, motion instant motion tracking works, say for instance, if you pick a hard object and putting it on a hard surface while pointing your camera.


The object that was placed on a flat surface sticks in the view while it tracks the various movements, changing the size of the object accordingly. Also, researchers in Google explained that the Motion Stills AR stickers are still in experimental status.



“Because we treat rotation and translation separately, our instant motion tracking approach is calibration-free and works on any Android device with a gyroscope,” Google programmers Jianing Wei and Tyler Mullen said in the blog post this week.