In addition to the official presentation of the cheaper Pixel 3a smartphone on Google I / O, Google took the opportunity to extend its early preview of AR navigation in Google Maps to all Pixel devices.
Following the introduction of the Google I / O feature last year, Google has begun in February with the introduction of the alpha preview of the AR mode in its local guides.
In Google maps, AR navigation overlays, arrows, street names, distances and location pins are in the camera view of the device displayed. The mode can be accessed from the navigation screen when you are selected as the mode of transport.
"So you can know exactly where you are and where you're going (in Street View areas where there's a good data connection and good lighting)," said Mario Queiroz, general manager and vice president of Pixel, in a blog post.
When initializing with the AR button, the camera searches for nearby sights. It uses Computer Vision to compare the identified environment with Google Maps' extensive Street View library.
In our hands-on work with Google When navigating with the AR map, we found that the feature quickly connects the device to the environment has been adjusted, and then cleared out of the way, prompting users to hold the device while walking. Ultimately, the function serves as a preview of life when smart glasses are ready at the best time.
Pixel is the first home of many of Google's new technologies, such as Google Lens and Google Assistant, so the rollout Navigating AR on Google Android devices is no surprise.
In addition, the next phase of the staggered rollout signals that early results are cheap enough to extend the user base of the feature so that a larger rollout is much closer. After Google has added an AR navigation feature to the Google I / O app for points of interest, more robust features appear to be not far behind.
Behind Google Search is one of Google's best known products by AR serves as another pillar in the search for AR in the mainstream.