Android folks rejoice as Google brings Lens to all Google Photos users

Posted March 08, 2018

When you click a picture and see it in the Google Photos app, the Google Lens Preview is present there to help you with more information about what's there in that picture.

For those users who own budget Android devices, older models or those that have a poor network coverage due to the user location will benefit greatly from the new update for versions 4.0.3 to 5.1 of the Android operating system. Since then, Google has been testing this feature in beta, but now the Android maker has confirmed that the feature has been rolled out to all Android users with the Google Photos app.

Talking about the Android updates by Google, we have known that the Android developing company also releases monthly security patch updates which were started in order to increase the security of the Android handsets around the world. In the image just above you can see that the notification panel in the first developer preview for Android P includes rounded corners, which makes sense with so many devices having rounded display edges now.

Starting today, Google has enabled its Google Lens photo application in the Google Photos app for all Android users. Inside Lens the camera will identify popular landmarks, using, Google search to provide data like a description and even the hours of operation. That technology will let your device get your specific location based on information gathered from Wi-Fi hotspots.

More features will be added in the future and Google will continue to work on improving Lens recognition for animals and plants. It can also create contacts from business cards that you scan through the Lens. However, Google Lens will not work on everything, at least in India.

You can of course do those other things through other apps, but Google is hoping that you prefer to have it accessible on your Photos app and maybe soon, on your Google Assistant. It builds on the features and capabilities offered another app called Google Goggles.

There's been a number of things discussed on this thread, and we have a quick update specific to the proximity sensor issues that some of you have been reporting. Up until now, this tool was available only to Pixel devices.