Google releases its Lens feature to most of the Android devices

Google releases its Lens feature to most of the Android devices
Google releases its Lens feature to most of the Android devices

08 March, 2018

The AI-powered photo analyzing app will live inside Assistant in Google Photos, as spotted by 9to5 Gooogle.

If you're willing to risk it though, the Android P developer preview images for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL are now live on the Android P dev preview page now. It can identify brands, restaurants, or objects you see in real life, or scan things like business cards or flyers for phone numbers and addresses.

Google has also confirmed that Google Lens feature will also be released to iOS Google Photo app version soon.

Lens was first unveiled back in May past year at Google's I/O developer conference. However, after the Pixel 2 XL got the Android 8.1 update, the proximity sensor started behaving differently on some devices.

Google has first announced its Google Lens in 2017 at Google I/O and as per the official tweet from Google, they have rolled out this feature to most of the Android devices by today i-e 6th of March.

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So, this is how you can use Google Lens to identify objects on your Android Phone.

It uses Google's huge wealth of data to identify information in your photograph, and then provide useful information.

Google has also said that the update for Lens in Photos app is being released in batches. Lens is not an indispensable tool, but can be useful at times and hopefully will get more features as it continues to roll out.

If the menu card is in a foreign language, Google Lens can also translate it into English or your mother tongue (select global languages). Up until now, Lens was only available on the Pixel. Try to explore things around you and tell us your experience in the comments. After picking the photo, tap on the Google Lens icon bar which is located next to the delete bin.

Another addition is better support for location discovery when you're in a building, which will use Wi-Fi Round-Trip-Time (RTT).

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