Google is officially launching its lens to Android phones that have Google Photos installed. This means that users can scan things through the application to receive information, such as a dog's breed or a type of flower. Users can also create a contact from a business card or identify a reference point. Certain phones will finally be able to access Lens through the Google Assistant, including the flagships of Samsung, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Sony and HMD / Nokia. Google says that Lens is launching in batches, so it is possible that you do not get the update immediately, sorry!
Today, Android users can try Google Lens to do things like create a contact from a business card or get more information about a famous landmark. To begin, make sure you have the latest version of the Google Photos for Android application: https://t.co/KCChxQG6Qm Coming soon on iOS pic.twitter.com/FmX1ipvN62- Google Photos (@googlephotos) March 5, 2018
We knew that this expanded release was to come, as Google announced it at the Mobile World Congress last week. However, we had no idea of the time, and we still do not have a clear timeline on when iOS devices will receive Lens. Google's Senior Product Manager, Aparna Chennapragada, explained to Verge journalist Adi Robertson that Lens is designed to make sense of the visual world. Finally, he hopes that Google's visual search feature can easily identify and annotate all objects, which sounds useful but also slightly dystopian.