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Google rolls out AR versions of Simone Biles, Megan Rapinoe, and Naomi Osaka in search

Google rolls out AR versions of Simone Biles, Megan Rapinoe, and Naomi Osaka in search

The world's best athletes, in AR, in your own home.

The world’s best athletes, in AR, in your own home.

Image: Screenshot: Google

Google wants you to really be able to see your favorite athletes do cool things. 

The company rolled out a new augmented reality feature during Tuesday’s Google I/O event. If you search for gymnast Simone Biles, soccer star Megan Rapinoe, or tennis player Naomi Osaka in Google, then you might get to see little AR versions of the athletes perform feats right where you are. 

So basically, you can pull up your phone and have Biles do some flips right in your backyard. 

I gave the new feature a quick test run and it was pretty neat. I simply searched Simone Biles and the option to watch her in 3D popped right up. 

The 3D option is already up and running.

The 3D option is already up and running.

Image: Screenshot: Google

To actually use the new AR feature, I had to navigate to the Google app. From there, I needed to give Google access to my photos and camera in order to have Biles do the move in my space. Anyway, here’s a hilariously oversized Simone Biles about to do a triple double in my kitchen. 

AR Biles getting ready to do a triple-double in my apartment

AR Biles getting ready to do a triple-double in my apartment

Image: Screenshot: Google

Google used Biles, Rapinoe, and Osaka as examples on Tuesday, but there was no word on whether athletes would be added as time went on. 

Source: Google rolls out AR versions of Simone Biles, Megan Rapinoe, and Naomi Osaka in search

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