During Google’s hardware launch event in October 2017, the company showed off augmented reality stickers in the Google Camera app running on the Google Pixel 2. The first AR sticker packs later became available in December with the release of Stranger Things and Star Wars AR sticker packs along with Foodmoji and Word Art. These sticker packs have since been joined by 2018 Winter Olympics stickers and AR Blocks. Now, it appears that Google will launch three new AR sticker packs for the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2: “Japan”, “Music”, and “Sports.”
For those of you who are unfamiliar with AR stickers, it’s best to just see it in action. Here’s a video of the sticker pack promoting Star Wars: The Last Jedi, courtesy of Google.
AR Stickers are accessed within the Google Camera app and are exclusive to the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL. Although, since the feature only requires Google ARCore support and a working Google Camera app, many devices on our forums have received unofficial ports of AR Stickers. The sticker packs that are currently available can be found on the Google Play Store below.
AR Stickers (Free, Google Play) →
AR Stickers: Winter Sports (Free, Google Play) →
AR Stickers: Blocks (Free, Google Play) →
AR Stickers: Text (Free, Google Play) →
AR Stickers: Foodmoji (Free, Google Play) →
Within the Android PBeta 3/Developer Preview 4 and Android P Beta 4/Developer Preview 5 system images for the Pixel and Pixel 2, there are stub APKs for the three new AR sticker packs. This means that while the apps for these stickers are pre-installed, they are empty and hence can’t be used. However, since they are pre-installed that means they can be updated via the Play Store once the listings for each app are made available.
Once these three new sticker packs go live, they’ll be available on the Play Store at the following links: