Google is now rolling out Google Lens, its visual search engine to Android and iOS devices.
Google Lens is an add-on for photos which allows users to scan images for more information. A business card can be scanned to create a contact card, and an unknown landmark might reveal itself in a photo.
Rolling out today, Android users can try Google Lens to do things like create a contact from a business card or get more info about a famous landmark. To start, make sure you have the latest version of the Google Photos app for Android: https://t.co/KCChxQG6Qm
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The firm initially debuted it in Google Pixel 2, but it has since then started its roll out to all Android Phones with Google Photos. Google will also let devices like the Galaxy S8, Huawei P10, and Nokia 8 devices access Google Lens through the Assistant app.
It’ll also be rolling it out soon for iPhone users.
While Microsoft offers an AI-based image recognition platform with OneDrrive, the firm has yet to match Google’s Photo utility. With updates headed to the Microsoft Photos app soon, perhaps that may change sooner rather than later.