Google Lens is coming to Android devices with Google Photos

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This AI-based algorithm app uses Google's Machine Learning, which can identify and give instant information about artwork, barcodes, books, buildings and landmarks.

Google Lens is a tool that Google launched past year, but it has only been available for Pixel users.

Once users update their Google Photos app, they should be able to activate Google Lens by selecting the feature in a menu. However, it is not clear when the Google Assistant on other Android phones will support the Lens feature.

One of the most futuristic features of the Pixel 2 is making its way to everyone with an Android phone - and soon, it'll be available on iOS. We were expecting the feature to roll out in a week or two but fortunately, Google lens has launched it earlier than our expectations.

The US technology giant Google is officially rolling its object recognition functionality "Lens" to all Android devices running the latest version of Google Photos.

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So, this is how you can use Google Lens to identify objects on your Android Phone. Google hasn't really detailed the consumer-facing new features of Android P just yet.

If the menu card is in a foreign language, Google Lens can also translate it into English or your mother tongue (select global languages).

In the above image you can see the welcome page of Google Lens Preview which asks you to do more with your photos.

The first developer preview for Google's Android P update arrived on Wednesday, allowing people to prepare their apps for the 2018 update. If you have a Pixel 2 device, the DP1 build now includes an Qualcomm Hexagon HVX driver with acceleration for quantized models. You will be able to use Smart Replies, stickers and images directly from within a notification when responding. "A new window layout attribute, layoutInDisplayCutoutMode, lets you tell the system how and when lay out your content relative to the cutout area".