Google Lens is coming to Android devices with Google Photos

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The tool that debuted on Pixel devices in October a year ago is also heading to iOS devices in the coming future.

Lens was very much experimental and temperamental, but Google continues to make fixes and add more features.

Google Lens is now rolling out to all Android users via Google Photos.

For instance, if users take a snap (via the Google Photo app) of a restaurant and tap the Google Lens option, it will automatically connect to the Google Search function and give the hotel's timings, menu cards, reviews and table-booking options. If you don't see a Photos update yet, don't worry, it's coming. This much-touted feature is finally making its way to all Android smartphones via Google Photos. These features are part of the Google Assistant, where the camera is used to scan and identify the object or place.

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Lens is created to make sense of the visual world, Google Lens Senior Director of Product Aparna Chennapragada told The Verge.

Google Lens is an add-on for photos which allows users to scan images for more information. The Android security update for March 2018 are already live for a number of devices. The tool leverages Google's artificial intelligence (AI) efforts and computer vision to analyse photos to display relevant information.

Lens will also be available for iOS devices, but Google did not say when the roll out would start.

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

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