Google Lens is coming to all Android smartphones via Google Photos app

Joshua Bennett
March 7, 2018

Once users update their Google Photos app, they should be able to activate Google Lens by selecting the feature in a menu. Google Lens, which made its debut in Google's flagship smartphone Pixel 2 a year ago is a photo analyzing app powered by AI that resides in Google Photos.

Google Lens is breaking out of the Pixel and landing on more Android phones with Google Photos. iOS coming soon.

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

Google Lens, powered by AI has had its biggest expansion, now rolling out widely for other Android users. Now, as far as the latest version of Android is concerned, we have known that the Google Pixel 2 lineup was the first to get released with the latest version of Android. Lens then made its way to Google Assistant in November, but remained a Pixel-exclusive feature. Besides this, Google also rolled out a new option to share pictures from Google Photos by using "Add partner account".

We still can't forget company CEO Sundar Pichai's Google Lens demo at the Google I/O 2017 event. The Android security update for March 2018 are already live for a number of devices. When it comes to landmarks or any place, Google Lens depends on what Google can recognize.

This is just one of the many capabilities of the Google Lens app, and guess what, it will get more intelligent over time as the company is investing some big cash and engineering resources on Big Data research to improve machine learning.

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