The latest update to the Google Photos app in the Play Store expands the Google Lens feature's availability from Google's own Pixel devices to all Android smartphones.
Google Lens uses Artificial Intelligence to power its visual recognition algorithms and provides information about whatever your smartphone's camera is pointed at—for example, what type of flower you are looking at or reviews and other information about a restaurant. You can also identify landmarks, look up movies, books or works of art and scan barcodes/QR codes and business cards.
With Google Lens, your smartphone camera won’t just see what you see, but will also understand what you see to help you take action. #io17 pic.twitter.com/viOmWFjqk1
— Google (@Google) May 17, 2017
As you can see from the embedded tweet below, Google says current Android users should update to the latest version of Google Photos in order to use the feature. What's more, an iOS version of Google Lens is reportedly "coming soon."
Rolling out today, Android users can try Google Lens to do things like create a contact from a business card or get more info about a famous landmark. To start, make sure you have the latest version of the Google Photos app for Android: https://t.co/KCChxQG6Qm
Coming soon to iOS pic.twitter.com/FmX1ipvN62
— Google Photos (@googlephotos) March 5, 2018
To learn more about Google Lens, how it works, and what it does, head over to the Google Lens support page.


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