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.

Via AppleInsider

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