Google introduced an object recognition tool on its Pixel devices known as Google Lens that made its way to non-Pixel devices like Sony and OnePlus in the first phase and reaching out to iOS later on.
Google Lens on Play Store
The company has updated the app over the time with new features making it more user friendly and intuitive. Now Google Lens has been made available as a standalone app on Play Store compatible with more Android platforms.
The app works the same way as the original Google Lens does. For instance, users can identify different objects like clothes, books, buildings, paintings and much more using the solid machine learning techniques used in google Lens app.
Having powered by Google, the tool recognizes a certain item and provides all kinds of information related to it. So if an apparel gets identified, the app leads you to that particular item on its brand’s online store so you can easily buy it.
Google has also added some useful features to the google Lens, one of those is the real-time ‘smart text selection’ that enables users to copy text from the real-life objects like books and posters. Once the text is extracted, users can translate it to any language and use it anywhere on the smartphone.
Google Lens – Compatible Devices
Be noted that although the Google Lens has been made downloadable as a standalone app but not all the Android platforms stand compatible as for now. For example, The Verge reveals that the app seems to be working on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 but not on Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Some users have also mentioned the app not functioning on Moto Z Play, Nokia 7 Plus and Xiaomi Mi A1.
Google lens – Download
Nevertheless, if you are running Android Marshmallow and above, you can download Google Lens from Play Store and have a try by yourself.