People have been smitten by the Lens tool since its launch in May, 2017, even though the thing isn’t there out yet. However, we hope to see the app manifesting it’s brilliance in the Pixel and Pixel 2 phones in the coming weeks.
The spectacular app, Google Lens announced by Google during Google I/O 2017, is designed in a unique way to collect data from visual analysis. An example of it goes like if you point the lens on Wi-Fi label containing its network name and password, the lens analyzes the data and automatically connects you to that Wi-Fi source, amazing isn’t it?
When pointed at a specific object the smart lens would give away data regarding that object and try to identify it. This is done by displaying the relevant information and the search results regarding the object. Integrated with Google Photos and the Google Assistant Apps, the lens is definitely a feature worth tying out. This technology is very handy in the sense that it converts your camera into an interactive tool to capture the world around you.
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The company announced in a blog post, stating the users would be able to see Google Lens within the Assistant on all pixel phones in coming weeks. It was launched as a part of Pixel 2 phones previous month, but the recent developments show that Google plans on launching it as a built in feature of Google Assistant. They would start off in the following countries; US, UK, Australia, Canada, India, and Singapore.
Among the amazing stuff the lens could do, you won’t be able to experiment with much however, what you can do is:
- Address navigation, information saving from business cards and URLs following.
- City exploration wit the Assistant to help you recognize various landmarks and discover their history.
- Get movie reviews and trailer off from a move poster!
- Get know a Book and its synopsis along with its rating.
- Easily make your way around museum getting info on each piece and article in gallery.
- You can even add events, like the movie release date or gallery opening, to your calendar right from Google Lens.
- Scan QR codes and bar codes to find info on various products.
For now this all that the Lens does, however, the feature is bound to improve with time, for the tech Giant certainly has some neat tricks up its sleeve. The feature is currently limited to the Pixel Phones, there is no knowing as to whether it would be available to the android market or not.