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Google adds Pac-Man, Hello Kitty, Gundam mechs, and more to AR search

Google has a bunch of well-liked Japanese characters to its AR function in cell search, which has beforehand featured , , and . The listing of characters is taken from Japanese popular culture together with anime, TV, and video video games, with names like Pac-Man, Hello Kitty, mechs from Evangelion and Gundam, and more. The function works on Google search on Android and the iOS Google app.

Once you enter the characters’ names, you’ll see an possibility to “see in your area” beneath the principle search outcome, and that’ll allow you to drop a 3D mannequin into your digital camera view. The fashions can seem at numerous levels of scale, with an possibility to render at life measurement, although I’m unsure fairly how correct these measurements are. I used to be below the impression that Hello Kitty was 5 apples tall, for instance, however she towered over my desk after I tried it out.

The complete listing of characters is right here:

Google says that Pac-Man is by far essentially the most searched-for character out of the listing, with more than twice as many searches as for Hello Kitty at #2. Apparently, the highest nation for Pac-Man searches is Peru.

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