The last time we reported on Google Lens, Google had begun rolling out features to random users. Most of these were announced last month at the company’s developer conference. The latest update does not entail any feature roll out, but is good news and a sign of progress.
At I/O 2018, Google demonstrated new functions that would soon come to Google Lens. Not all devices would receive the updates, and not all updates were said to roll out right away, but the first batch just reached my phone and many other handhelds as well.
Earlier today, the Google I/O 2018 event began in Mountain View, California with Google’s opening keynote address. Google announced improvements for a number of its services and platforms, one being the up-and-coming Google Lens technology that has a lot of potential.
Google Lens is currently making its way to Google Photos on millions of Android devices, but that’s old news. Now it appears that Google Lens is arriving as part of the Google Assistant. Have a 2017 or 2018 flagship smartphone, you might be in luck!
Have you ever wanted to gain information from a particular photo? Google Lens can do that for you with the touch of a button. Last year, Google introduced Lens alongside improvements to the Google Assistant and apps the functionality would be brought to. The feature has been available on Pixel and Pixel 2 phones for some time, and has even been given some updates. But today, it is arriving for many more people.
Google made a big deal about Google Lens during its showcase of the Google Assistant and its different capabilities back in May at the company’s developer conference. The functionality has since been brought to Pixel and Pixel 2 phones in a preview form, but could soon gain some functionality.
Google Lens, which began its roll out on Google Photos a couple of weeks ago with a “preview” as demoed at Google I/O 2017, is now rolling out to OG Pixel and Pixel 2 owners.
Google is wrapping things up over at Google I/O 2017, and we wanted to create a separate post detailing more specifically one of the new features Google is to begin integrating across some its popular services. Towards the beginning of Google’s keynote, the tech giant’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, announced a new initiative called Google Lens.