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Google releases its Lens feature to most of the Android devices

07 March, 2018, 11:58 | Author: Janis Wilson
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In the beginning, Google Lens was made available only to Pixel users, but before Lens, Google Goggles was an early app version and it was first released previous year for Pixel users exclusively too.

But now they are finally rolling it out to other users, specifically those who have Google Photos installed in their Android devices.

For instance, users can take photos of business cards with Lens, and the app will automatically save any relevant information - including contact names, phone numbers, mailing addresses and email addresses - directly to an Android device.

The feature is now rolling out to Android users (and iOS users later on) and can be found in the Photos app. "To start, make sure you have the latest version of the Google Photos app for Android", Google tweeted. The expansion of Google Lens was revealed by the search giant last month. Lens then made its way to Google Assistant in November, but remained a Pixel-exclusive feature.

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We still can't forget company CEO Sundar Pichai's Google Lens demo at the Google I/O 2017 event.

Google Lens is able to identify paintings and artwork. That can be from trying to figure out a breed of dog, identifying a landmark, or even creating a new contact from a business card.

And just last week at MWC 2018, Google's VP of VR and AR Amit Singh showed off how Lens is incorporating their ARCore technology to unlock even more capabilities, such as add real-size furniture to your living room to see how they'd fit, or see how a vehicle would look with a different coat of paint.

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