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.
Google Lens the spectacular app announced by Google during Google I/O 2017, is designed to bring up relevant information using visual analysis. For example, when pointing the device’s camera at a Wi-Fi label containing the network name and password, it will automatically connect to the Wi-Fi source that has been scanned.
When directing the camera at an object, Lens will attempt to identify the object and show relevant search results and information. Lens is also integrated with the Google Photos and Google Assistant apps. The technology basically turns the camera from a passive tool that’s capturing the world around you to one that’s allowing you to interact with what’s in your camera’s viewfinder.
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. Previously Lens was made available within Google Photos last month as part of the Pixel 2 launch, but now according to Google, Lens will soon arrive as a built-in feature of Google Assistant starting in the 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:
- Save information from business cards, follow URLs, call phone numbers and navigate to addresses.
- Explore a new city like a pro with your Assistant to help you recognize landmarks and learn about their history.
- Learn more about a movie, from the trailer to reviews, right from the poster.
- Look up a book to see the rating and a short synopsis. Become a museum guru by quickly looking up an artist’s info and more. You can even add events, like the movie release date or gallery opening, to your calendar right from Google Lens.
- Quickly look up products by barcode, or scan QR codes, all with your Assistant.
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.