Google Lens now rolling out to some Android handsets with the Google Photos app installed

Last month, we told you that Google Lens was coming to other Android handsets besides the four Google Pixel series phones. Heck, Google is also going to offer it to the Apple iPhone. Google Lens is a way to see the results of an internet search for the subject of a picture. Or, if you own a flagship model from Samsung, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Sony, and Nokia (HMD Global) with Google Assistant, you can just point your camera at something and learn all about it.

Well, Google used the Google Photos Twitter account today, to announce that it has started rolling out Google Lens to Android handsets with the latest version of Google Photos installed. According to Google, Lens will do things like allow you to create a contact from a business card, or help you get more information on a landmark.

If you have the latest version of Google Photos on your phone and you haven't received Google Lens yet, be patient. Google says that it is sending out this useful search tool "in bunches." While Google Lens right now is "Search what you see," engineering lead Rajan Patel said late last year that we will eventually see Lens perform AR shopping and improved recognition of plants and animals.

source: @GooglePhotos


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