Download: Google Lens released as standalone app on Play Store

Download: Google Lens released as standalone app on Play Store

During Google I / O, Google revealed that it would be bringing Lens to other devices through Google Assistant, in addition to the Pixel models and others using slightly modified versions of Android. After releasing to Photos and within Google Assistant, the standalone Lens app is available on the Google Play Store.

What does Google lens?

Google Lens works in tandem with your smartphone's camera, and came first to Google Photos. Thus, by pointing the smartphone camera at a flower, artificial intelligence technology will be able to recognize it and give information about the plant. The same can be done with setting up a Wi-Fi network, for example. The function is similar to Samsung's Bixby Vision, which also uses machine learning to deliver information.

In Google Photos, the user needs to open a photo and click on the Lens icon at the bottom right of the image. Depending on the image, Photos will display information about the scenery, identified objects, animals, products and various other features. The difference is that in addition to Lens coming to Google Assistant, you can now also download the standalone Lens app on your Android Marshmallow or higher smartphone:

Click here to download Google Lens straight from the Play Store

How to use Google Lens

Users need to be running the latest version of the Google App, or so in beta, and need to have the Lens app installed on their mobile phone (link above). Integration with Google searches and Translator is present, meaning the user can, for example, highlight texts that are appearing in the captured image to have information or translations of those scripts.

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Lens information displayed in portuguese / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

To use Lens, just launch Google Assistant and click the Google Lens symbol in the bottom right corner of the screen. The device's camera will be triggered, and then just point it in some direction, touch the image to be recognized and then the Assistant will ask you to confirm that what is being shown has been processed correctly by the app. Once this is done, a screen with useful information will be displayed, such as movie schedules, Wikipedia information, and more.

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Google Lens in ao / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

In addition to Portuguese, Lens is being released in English, French and Spanish gradually for those who have not installed the app on Google Play.

And, are you already testing Lens?

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