This year the new Pixel does not arrive with a revision of the View viewer, but they do introduce some improvements in two augmented reality applications.
The new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL of Google they are compatible with Daydream (have not submitted a new version of View) and Arcane and introduce some augmented reality features, such as the new Playground (the evolution of AR Stickers) and the greater accessibility of the utility Lens, which they added to their phones at last year’s presentation.
Playground in operation.
Playground, coming to Pixel 1 and 2 soon, allows users to place characters and virtual objects over the real world to take pictures, selfies and videos with them on stage. In turn, thanks to advances in computer vision, such objects (called Playmoji) are able to interact with each other and even with us. The system also uses AI to recommend what content to add based on our current environment.
Example of recognition with Lens.
The Lens tool offers visual recognition functions to carry out tasks such as copying a text, calling a number, identifying objects and searching the internet, being possible to carry out some of these functions offline, all thanks to the Visual Core Pixel of the devices. To activate Lens, we just have to hold down the camera button while pointing to what we want to analyze. Another news announced is that Lens can be used from other applications, for example to analyze images that we see when we are browsing.
The new Pixel 3, which are available in the Google store from 849€, mount Snapdragon 845 and OLED screens (5.5″ to 1080×2160 the standard and 6.3″ to 1440×2960 the largest).