Google Lens now available to all Android smartphones with Google Photos app

Laverne Mann
March 8, 2018

Google Lens was launched a year ago as a Pixel exclusive and now Google is rolling out the same for all Android Phones that use Google Photos.

As far as the March security patch is concerned, it is released by Google for its Pixel and Nexus devices. As for iOS users, Google is yet to put a timeline on the arrival of Lens to Google Photos but it will happen with time.

In their announcement today, Google revealed another new feature: with Lens, you'll be able to scan a business card and instantly create a new contact on your phone. Or, if you photograph something with an address on it, Lens will identify the address and pull up Google Maps directions, saving you from having to type it in.

Still, Lens is not ideal, and it will need some time to mature. Google lens is a service that can read an image and inform the user about the object in the picture.

With machine-learning algorithm integrated into Google Lens, it is intelligent enough to perceive what pictures the phone user is capturing and provide information of the subject such as an old forgotten celebrity, a locale or a music album cover in the photo. On Android P devices with the proper features enabled, the apps can use the APIs to check their distance relative to a nearby Wi-Fi access point, the post said. There is no word about the possible release date.

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Those phones got Oreo, but when P comes out in August or September they will be nearly three years old, so what Google is doing is at least consistent with its own policy.

We have used this feature in a number of devices including the Moto G5 Plus and if you are wondering it might not work correctly on the budget devices then you are probably wrong as it works super fine on the budget Redmi 4A device in our tests.

Depending on the photo, you'll be able to check up on details about the photo, or take an option.

Once the app is installed, you'll have the Google Pay/Android Pay feature back on your Android 8.0 Oreo smartwatch.

Once you've downloaded the app, you'll need to take a photo - just use your normal camera app. Yes, the app works brilliantly with the use of Artificial Intelligence and Google's own algorithms. If you want to, you can find the factory images for the launch right here. For now, it can not identify humans. Now Google is adding a bunch of new tools for neural networks in Android P: "Pad, BatchToSpaceND, SpaceToBatchND, Transpose, Strided Slice, Mean, Div, Sub, and Squeeze".

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