One of the features that Google is offering its Android users is access to Google Lens. For those unfamiliar, Google Lens is a feature that when you point it at something, it uses augmented reality to recognize the thing you’re pointing at and will then be able to identify it, such as clothing items, animals, plants, food, and more.
That being said, at I/O 2018, Google has since announced that starting next week, Lens will be integrated inside of the camera app on its Pixel phones along with the recently launched LG G7. There are also plans to bring it into the camera app on other brand smartphones from the likes of Motorola, Sony, Nokia, OnePlus, and ASUS. What this means is Android users will soon be able to take full advantage of Lens through their camera apps.
Unfortunately for iOS users, it seems that Apple isn’t planning on hopping on board just yet, and oddly enough Samsung was not mentioned either. So what kind of features can users expect with camera integration? One of those like we mentioned in the title is the ability to copy and paste text. This means that you can point at an image with text on it, like a signboard, directions, or a menu, and you’ll be able to copy that text and paste it in ur phone and send it off as an email or a text message.
There will also be a Style Match feature that lets you point the camera at objects to identify it or to find objects that are similar to it. According to Aparna Chennapragada, Google’s vice president of AR, VR and vision-based products, “This is an example of how the camera is not just answering questions, but it is putting the answers right where the questions are.”