Google Search Adds New AR Effects: Ultraman, Pac-Man, Gomora, and More; Here's How to Access Them
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Google Search Adds New AR Effects: Ultraman, Pac-Man, Gomora, and More; Here's How to Access Them
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Google Search has finally added new AR effects that include various Japanese characters from popular games and movies. These characters are Hello Kitty, Pac-Man, Ultraman, and more. 

Google Search Adds New AR Effects: Ultraman, Pac-Man, Gomora, and More; Here's How to Access Them
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In this photo illustration, an image of the Google logo is reflected on the eye of a young man on August 09, 2017 in London, England. Founded in 1995 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google now makes hundreds of products used by billions of people across the globe, from YouTube and Android to Smartbox and Google Search.

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"We all need a bit of escapism sometimes, and there's nothing like a blast from the pop-culture past to do the trick," said the giant search engine giant. 

"Today, we're bringing characters from classic Japanese anime, games, and TV shows to life - from Pac-Man to Hello Kitty - with augmented reality (AR) in Search," added Google. 


The new AR effects are based on characters between the 1950s and the 1980s. 

Google Search's complete list of new AR effects 

Right now, you can view these iconic anime characters in AR using Google Search on your smartphone. To give you more idea, here is the complete list of all the new augmented reality features

Google Search Adds New AR Effects: Ultraman, Pac-Man, Gomora, and More; Here's How to Access Them
(Photo : Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
A visitor uses a cell phone in front of the Google logo on September 26, 2012 at the official opening party of the Google offices in Berlin, Germany. Although the American company holds 95% of the German search engine market share and already has offices in Hamburg and Munich, its new offices on the prestigious Unter den Linden avenue are its first in the German capital.
  • Pompompurin
  • Little Twin Stars
  • Gomora
  • "Evangelion" (EVA-01 Test Type)
  • "Gundam" (Odysseus Gundam, Xi Gundam, Penelope)
  • Cogimyun
  • The drums from "Taiko no Tatsujin"
  • Pac-Man
  • "Ultraman Zero"
  • "Ultraman"
  • "Ultraman Belial"

Thanks to the new AR effects, users can now experience an enhanced augmented reality experience. They are currently available on Android smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and other latest versions, as explained by XDA Developers

On the other hand, iPhone users can also access them. But, you still need to have iOS 11 or later versions if you want to use Google Search's latest AR effects. 

How to access the new AR effects

Google Search Help's blog provided a quick guide on how to access its augmented reality effects. If you haven't used Google Search's AR characters, all you need to do is follow these exact steps: 

  1. The first thing you need to do is open your smartphone and go to google.com. You can also open your device's Google app. 
  2. After that, you need to search the exact names of the AR effects you want to use in 3D. 
  3. Once you find them, you can now click the 3D option. 
  4. After this, you must click the View option to interact with the 3D result in AR. 

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