Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy S9/S9+ and Galaxy Note 8 now receiving Google Lens (camera version)
The second, and vastly superior version of Google Lens uses a handset's camera to initiate the search. This allows the user to point his camera at landmarks, famous buildings, works of arts, flowers, hamburgers and more, all in real time. If Google Lens can figure out what you have in the viewfinder, it will give you links to other apps (like YouTube or Google) so that you can learn more about the subject of your camera's affection. Aim your snapper at a business card, and the pertinent information is added to your contacts. Google has promised that this variant of Lens will eventually be sent out to flagship Android models from manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Huawei, and Nokia (HMD). It also will be available on the Apple iPhone.
Google has apparently started the process of rolling out the camera-based Lens to Android flagships. The feature is now found on the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and the Galaxy Note 8. To access it, open up Google Assistant and tap the Google Lens logo in the bottom right corner.