Google’s visual search app, Google Lens, is getting an AR-related feature update which should make searching the real world as easy as searching the web.
At Google I/O Google showed off such features as being able to translate text on a sign, and then having the translated text persistently stick over the sign when viewed on the phone again.
Other examples are translating a menu using Google Lens, and then having Google highlight the most commonly ordered items.
How to recipes can pop-up when looking at a recipe or Google Lens could automatically calculate a tip when looking at a receipt.
Google is hoping to make these features available very widely, supporting 12 languages and phones which cost only $35.
The features should start rolling out “later this month” to both iOS and Android.
See CNET’s demo video of the features below.