Here comes good news for photographers as Google’s innovative Augmented Reality focused Google Lens App makes its way to non-pixel devices. First announced at the MWC, the feature was only available for the Pixel phones till now.
The Google Lens app incorporates a lot of AI-like features and has been exclusively launched for Android users whereas the people using iPhones will have to wait a bit more.
Rolling out today, Android users can try Google Lens to do things like create a contact from a business card or get more info about a famous landmark. To start, make sure you have the latest version of the Google Photos app for Android: https://t.co/KCChxQG6Qm
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— Google Photos (@googlephotos) March 5, 2018
If you are using Google Photos app on a flagship Android device, you’re all set to enjoy some cool AR features very soon as Google has already started rolling out Google Lens app that will bring Augmented Reality focused features to a larger audience than before.
What Can Google Lens Do?
The Google Lens helps users to find details of anything they are having in the image they are viewing at. For instance, the app may open URL links, recognize texts and landmarks, connect to complicated WiFi passwords, scan barcodes and much more.
— Google (@Google) May 17, 2017
More interestingly, the Google Lens can scan a room and suggest what kind of furniture is best suited over there. Google is also working on adding another handy feature that will enable users to scan business cards and create contact list.
Although, Pixel devices come with built-in Google Lens but Google has unveiled the initial list of other flagship devices that are compatible with the new feature:
- Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ duo
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- OnePlus 5
- ASUS ZenFone AR
- LG’s V30/V30+ (Android Oreo only)