Although Apple's Animoji game is strong, as recently sampled by its Ariana Grande collaboration,
Released on Friday, the new Childish Gambino augmented reality Playmoji character does not just look like the music, movie, and TV star (aka Donald Glover), so it duplicates his iconic dance moves in the real world.
"We worked closely with Childish Gambino and his music video choreographer, Sherrie Silver, to make sure the Playmoji's dance moves rival those of Childish Gambino himself, said Elizabeth Morant, Google's Playground product manager, in a blog post about the release.
"By using ARCore's motion tracking, light estimation, and ability to understand the real world, his playmoji looks and feels lifelike, whether he's in front of you or in a selfie next to you.
If you're a childish Gambino superfan, you'll be pleased to know that the childish Gambino's moves to three of his songs, including "This is America," "Redbone" (a song Apple so covered using Animoji), and "Summertime Magic."
Currently you can use the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3 XL smartphones Glover into your real-world space. [Seeingthecamerainareal-worldsceneanddroppingit19659011] This release delivers on the sneak peek we were Playmoji releases including The Avengers and Star Wars. So far, Apple's Animoji are a lot more precise and personal, but Google's Playmoji are, well, just a little more fun.