Google Lens is gradually rolling out to Pixel and Pixel 2 owners worldwide

image source: XDA

Back in October, Google announced that its machine-learning powered visual analysis app Lens will hit Pixel and Pixel 2 phones later this year. Lens went live for the first time as a feature in Google Photos, but over the last couple of weeks, a number of reports emerged online, suggesting that Lens is also making its way to Google assistant, albeit incrementally.

In Google Photos, Lens can be activated when viewing any image by tapping the Lens icon. The process of launching Lens from within Google Assistant is similar – you need to tap the icon in the lower right corner of the screen, which launches the viewfinder and lets you analyze whatever you have in front of the camera. For example, you could be pointing the camera at a movie poster and you'll get more info about the movie, as well as local theater showtimes.

Google Lens is now rolling out to Pixel 2 phones running the latest Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview build, although it's not reached all devices enrolled in the beta program yet.

via XDA

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5 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1731; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Can't wait for this to come to all android phone, it will be the most useful thing to come from Google In years.

2. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 626; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Unless im mistaken doesn't Bixby on the Galaxy phones already do this? When you go on camera just choose Bixby Vision and it does the exact same thing. Plus it can translate any text you may not understand.

4. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Yup, google goggles, which was discontinued, did it first though. This google lens is the rebirth of google goggles...

3. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

Useful feature ,

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1348; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

1000x more useful than "animoji"!

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