Google Lens has always been available inside the Google Photos app for some smartphones. It was only rolled out to Google’s Pixel phones before and later, the company decided to make it generally available on most Android devices.
Now, the AI-powered photo scanning app will soon become part of stock camera apps of supported devices from companies such as LG, Xiaomi, Motorolla, OnePlus, BQ, Asus, TCL, Sony, Nokia, Google, and Transsion. Google Lens works like Samsung’s Bixby and is able to recognize whatever objects and text you point your camera at.
It also works inside Google Photos and scans an image for codes, text, notable landmarks, and so on. It can be used on the go, whatever you view using your camera will get scanned by Lens and it will keep looking up information while anchoring it to objects in real-time.
Here’s how it works:
Better Than Before
Its Style match feature can pickup outfit or decor items from a picture and show you reviews, price, and more details on the item. It also shows similar items and other recommendations so it’s a helpful shopping companion too.
Google Lens can also be used for copy-pasting text from real life items, it can scan Wi-Fi passwords, gift codes, menu items, recipes, shopping lists, serial codes, and more. Without having to manually input it, you can just point your camera on text and Lens will automatically read it and input it for you on your phone.
If you own a recent flagship, then this feature might become available soon as part of your stock camera app.