Google Lens is coming into the camera app in the next few weeks, this is according to Google. The search engine and tech giant revealed this in a Twitter post.
Although this new version of Google Lens is still in beta mode and will be available in the next few weeks. At least that’s what the company said at its annual developer conference today. The new version will be built inside the camera app, you won’t be needing Google Photos for the feature anymore.
The new Google Lens will be built into 10 different Android devices’ native cameras, including Google Pixel 2 and LG 7 ThinQ. With this new feature, you don’t have to open a separate app. The real-time finder built into the Google Lens will also analyze what your camera sees even before you press the shutter button.
One of the coolest things Lens can do is whenever you point your camera to a poster of any musician, Lens can also start playing the musician’s music video from YouTube. That’s not all, immediately you open up any camera app, Google Lens will tell you what’s in the image. The image recognition tool will now be accessible to all camera apps, giving users more information about things like books, buildings, and works of art effortlessly.
How does Google Lens work?
When the new update is finally available, you just need to open any camera app, and the tool will process the pixels through machine learning to provide more details about the object in view. Lens will also provide relevant search tags relating to the object as well. Google is also bringing on their retail A game to Lens, it will also provide you with shopping links on occasion, relating to the object. See how to use Google Lens here
The all-new Lens will now be able to recognize words now, so you can copy and paste from the real world into your phone, just like the Google Translate Image. Lens will also be working hand in hand with Maps, adding AR to Street View and helping you navigate in real-time.
Only 10 Android devices will be getting Google Lens inside their camera apps when it’s ready. They are LGE, Motorola, Xiaomi, Sony Mobile, HMD/Nokia, TRANSSION, TCL, OnePlus, BQ, Asus, and the Google Pixel. No words yet if other devices will get it later.