Google provides creepy crawlies to its AR search for effects
If you are using augmented reality, have no fear of insects, and are planning to see giant beetles or hornets lurking in your house Google will come for your help. The search giant Google is reportedly adding 23 insects or creepy crawlies to its growing list of augmented reality search results allowing users to virtually see them roaming in their room. Users can also pose for selfies with the crawlies.
Google launched the Augmented Reality (AR)-based 3D view on the search option in 2019. It allows the users to see how the object or any animal would look in reallife.
Google had started adding augmented reality animals to searches last year itself at Google I/O and has since introduced many animals since then. The AR list already includes cats, bears, tigers, scorpions, and dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex, Velociraptor, Spinosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Pteranodon, and many more animals.
The full list of insects includes – rhinoceros beetle, Hercules beetle, stag beetle, Atlas beetle, giant stag, Miyama stag beetle, shining ball scarab beetle, jewel beetle, firefly, Rosalia batesi, swallowtail butterfly, morpho butterfly, ladybug, atlas moth, grasshopper, mantis, dragonfly, hornet, brown cicada, periodical cicada, Walker’s cicada, evening cicada, and robust cicada.
The users will be able to view the Augmented Reality insects by searching for the name of the insect and selecting the option of View in 3D. Android users will even be able to hear the sound of the insects. For example – the startling movement of a hornet hovering can be easily heard by users.
The user device will need to be AR-enabled. This feature only works on AR Core supported devices running on Android. iPhone users will need to run on iOS 11 software. So to use this feature, users will require an ARCore-supported device on Android, or an iOS 11 and up the system on the Apple iPhone and iPad facet. Users can even launch the Safari app and search for animals via the Google search engine.
Most of the phones from brands such as Samsung, OnePlus, Google (Pixel), HTC, Asus, LG, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, and Huawei, and many others support the Google AR feature.
The augmented reality search results are the best for parents with children staying indoors these days due to the coronavirus pandemic. The AR feature of Google provides a fun new way for kids to learn about favorite animals.