Google buffs the Google Pixel 2's camera with new apps and features

Google has announced a suite of new apps for Google Pixel, giving Aussies even more things to do with the phone's powerful camera.

Augmented reality stickers allow Pixel users to get creative and add virtual characters and playful emojis to their photos and videos. You can add your favourite characters from Star Wars: The Last Jedi or Stranger Things, or shoot a celebratory New Year’s video with AR balloons and champagne.

AR stickers will be rolling out over the coming days to all Pixel phones running Android 8.1 Oreo.

Then, the new Google Lens in the Google Assistant on Pixel lets you explore the world around you. If you’re walking past a landmark in a new city, or looking at a painting in a gallery, you can open up the Assistant on your Pixel and tap on the lens button to get more information about what you’re looking at.

With Google Lens in Google Photos, you can now copy important information –like a Wi-Fi password or gift card code - from a photo and then paste it somewhere else.

Finally, SmartSelect recognises text when you long press, highlights the relevant words, and then recommends the next logical step through a suggested app – for example, it will take you to Google Maps if you copy an address. This feature is powered by machine learning, and it can recognise addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and more.

There are new features on your Google Assistant on Pixel too. Now you can broadcast your voice from your Pixel to the Google Home devices around your house. The Assistant also speaks a number of new languages, including Spanish and Italian.

Google say the Pixel 2 experience will continue to get better over time. Stay tuned for more.

You can read our full review of the Google Pixel 2 here.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags GoogleGoogle PixelGoogle Pixel 2

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?