Visual search engine Lens comes to all Google Photos users

07 March, 2018, 11:57 | Author: Darren Santiago
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If you forgot or are not familiar with what Google Lens is all about, it's an app or a built-in tool that lets you scan real world images and then gives you information about it. This means soon all Android smartphones will be able to use the feature via Google Photos. Google Lens, which made its debut in Google's flagship smartphone Pixel 2 a year ago is a photo analyzing app powered by AI that resides in Google Photos.

Every time Google announces a Pixel exclusive software feature rest assured that the same will eventually be available on all Android devices. Google Lens also has the ability to create a contact from a business card which is scanned. The tech-giants also revealed that they will also unveil Google Lens on iOS soon. On non-Pixel devices, Google Lens is missing Google Assistant support. Now, as far as the latest version of Android is concerned, we have known that the Google Pixel 2 lineup was the first to get released with the latest version of Android.

Google Lens is not only limited to historical buildings or business utilities.

Basically, through Lens, you can search for information with a visual reference and identify landmarks, a dog's breed or a flower type.

Will Lens work for your Android device?

And just last week at MWC 2018, Google's VP of VR and AR Amit Singh showed off how Lens is incorporating their ARCore technology to unlock even more capabilities, such as add real-size furniture to your living room to see how they'd fit, or see how a vehicle would look with a different coat of paint.

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