Since last year, Google has made it possible to view a variety of animals in augmented reality. Recently, animals and, of course, new objects have been added to Google that can be viewed in AR format.
Google announced at 2019 I/O conference that it plans to add augmented reality (AR)-based objects and animals to its search engine. Over the past year, Google has added a wide variety of animals to its search engine, which can be viewed in real-time dimensions via the phone’s camera, thanks to augmented reality technology.
Accessing animals and augmented reality objects in Google’s search engine is a very simple task and does not have much complexity. Google believes that the easiest way to get information about anything is to see it. That’s why the company has brought various objects to its search section to make it easier to learn information about them. Users can get to know the size of the objects and their details by looking at objects and, of course, animals in the form of augmented reality. This information may not be available by viewing normal images.
To make access to augmented reality objects very easy, Google has made it possible to view them by selecting specific options at the top of the search engine. For example, if you do a Google search for “Tiger”, it will display various links, including the Knowledge Panel, which contains complete information about the search term. these panels typically show up for movies, celebrities, and other popular topics to share the right information with users.
In the Knowledge Panel, you’ll see a section called Meet a life-sized tiger up close and the View in 3D option. By tapping the View in 3D option, the animal is displayed in augmented reality.
What do you need to see Google objects and animals in augmented reality?
Google’s three-dimensional animal view depends on the type of device you’re using. In other words, it is not possible to view them on desktop computers or laptops. In order to view three-dimensional animals, you need a smartphone that can display them and support augmented reality technology. The good news is that most smartphones today can do just that.
To view Google’s 3D animals, the following prerequisites must be met:
Android7 operating system or newer versions; Google Play Store must be installed on the device by default. Or Apple iPhones or iPads with iOS11 and newer versions.
To find out if your device supports three-dimensional display of animals and objects, just search in English for the names of the items listed in the table below. If the View in 3D option is displayed to you, the device you are using supports Google’s 3D animal display.
- Which animals and objects are in Google’s augmented reality?
So far, no official list has been released by Google to announce the supported animals. But many users have been able to extract a list by searching extensively. The list you see in the table below is for animals that have been discovered by various users. Other animals may be supported by Google.
Below you can see the list of animals that can be viewed through the Google search engine:
- List of objects supported by Google’s search engine augmented reality project:
Neil Armstrong’s suit
Access to the items listed in the table above is not as easy as for animals. These three-dimensional models are usually displayed in the lower sections of search results along with the websites that provide them. Surveys also show that sometimes the above three-dimensional models are not generally displayed in Google search results. The three-dimensional model of the planets in the table above is most often demonstrated when you add the phrase “in depth“.