Google's AR Stickers are now appropriately called Playground

They're baked into the Pixel 3 handset and are coming to older Pixels too.

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Timothy J. Seppala
October 9, 2018 12:36 PM
Google's AR Stickers are now appropriately called Playground

For the AR fans out there, Google didn't forget about you during its Made by Google event. The newly renamed Playground app (née AR stickers) brings in animated characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and even virtual Donald "Childish Gambino" Glover's dance moves to Pixel cameras.

From the stage, Google reps showed off how Iron Man and and the Incredible Hulk can interact with each other in a scene and that you can even take somewhat-convincing selfies with the superheroes. Donald Glover's likeness will, however, be exclusive to the Pixel 3. More sticker packs will be available, too, including those themed to weather, pets, sports and, uh... signs.

The app is built into the Pixel 3 camera and will also be available for older Pixel handsets. Here's hoping Google does a better job of placing the fun, if not superfluous, feature within the Pixel's camera app -- unlike how Apple moved things around in iOS 12.

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Google's AR Stickers are now appropriately called Playground