You’ll Be Able to Record 3D Animals on Android Soon

A 3D turtule on a phone held over a TMNT arcade
Josh Hendrickson

Showing off 3D animals in your home is all the rage, a sure sign that we’ve all been cooped up too long. But right now, on Android at least, the best you could do was take a picture of a tiger or panda in your living room. That’s about to change as Android phones will soon be able to record video of 3D animals.

If you’re iPhone user, this trick is already old hat as you can already record 3D animals. But Android users can only take photos (or use a third-party app). Now, as spotted by our friends at 9to5Google, Google is rolling out an update to make videos possible too.

You’ll be able to record a video by holding down the camera button. You can record up to 30 seconds, and you’ll even get any audio. A red ring will show your recording progress. Google is also adding a quick link to your gallery so you can see your recorded 3D animals right away.

We’ve checked on several Android phones and aren’t seeing the recording option yet, but the update seems to be rolling out right now. Hopefully, everyone can partake in some fun “panda on my couch” videos soon.

via 9to5Google

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Josh Hendrickson has worked in IT for nearly a decade, including four years spent repairing and servicing computers for Microsoft. He’s also a smarthome enthusiast who built his own smart mirror with just a frame, some electronics, a Raspberry Pi, and open-source code. Read Full Bio »

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