Google Lens is a visual search tool that was initially available on Google’s Pixel smartphones only. The company announced at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona this February that it was going to release Lens to all Android phones. Some flagship handsets from the likes of Samsung have already received Google Lens and now, according to a new report, recent handsets from OnePlus are getting Google Lens as well.
Powered by a computer vision system, Google Lens allows users to point their device’s camera at an object and get information about it in real-time. The algorithm is capable of recognizing real-world objects thanks to artificial intelligence.
Google Lens can thus be used for applications such as saving information from business cards or a URL from a poster. The feature can even be used to call a phone number that’s written on a piece of paper. Lens can also identify landmarks and provide information for books, movies, art, and more.
Google is gradually rolling out Google Assistant to more Android-powered devices. Those who own the OnePlus 3/3T and the OnePlus 5/5T will now be able to use Google Lens on their handsets. Google has previously said that it’s going to release this feature to handsets from other manufacturers as well, including OEMs such as LG, Huawei, Sony, and Nokia.