Google removes ‘Mandalorian’ wallpapers and AR app will be shut down soon

Google unveiled a ‘Mandalorian’ set of wallpapers for its Pixel smartphones in December 2020 with a Pixel drop update. According to a recent source, these wallpapers have been deleted. The launch of the ‘Mandalorian’ wallpapers last year was due to the popularity of the second season of the TV series ‘The Mandalorian.’ During that time, Google performed a lot of cross-promotions, and a series of ‘Mandalorian’ wallpapers were introduced to Pixel phones. This wallpaper collection, which contains The Mandalorian, Mandalorian Armor, The Mandalorian and The Child Meet, The Child, The Mandalorian, and The Child, is now vanishing from Google Pixel, according to a report by 9to5Google.

The Mandalorian AR app will be removed on October 31, 2021
The Mandalorian AR app was called the “next-generation augmented reality app optimized for 5G devices” by Google, Disney, and Lucasfilm. This AR app was limited to a few devices, including the Google Pixel 4a 5G and 5, Samsung’s latest phones, as well as devices from HTC (Desire 21 Pro 5G). It also included phones from LG, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Sharp, Sony, TCL, and Xiaomi.

Yesterday, Google added a new category called ‘Community Lens’ which brought back a Nexus 5 wallpaper along with different community-contributed wallpapers. Community Lens wallpapers will be visible to Google Pixel devices running the latest Android 12 update. If you are a fan of Star Wars, particularly of “The Mandalorian”, then you can grab the wallpapers attached to this post at the bottom. That’s not all. Google is also set to remove “The Mandalorian AR Experience” app from the Google Play Store. According to the Play Store listing, the app is set to disappear at the end of this month.

It was introduced by Google in late November last year and was served to users in different countries. The AR app brought popular characters from the web show directly to your private space. Moreover, it allowed users to capture images with the characters and share them with others for fun. Users could even interact with the AR characters from The Mandalorian using this AR app. However, according to the Play Store description, the app is available through October 31, 2021. After which, the app will say goodbye and will be removed from the Play Store.

This move is not all of a sudden. Because back with the launch of this AR app, Google itself gave the timeline that the app will be available starting from November 23, 2020, and will pack up on October 31, 2021.

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