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Google Lens in Assistant begins rolling out to Pixel and Pixel 2

Google Lens in Assistant begins rolling out to Pixel and Pixel 2

It first debuted in Google Photos on the Pixel 2 before expanding to the original Pixel and Pixel XL late last month.

A person would then have to simply select what they want Google Assistant to look for. Google Lens is capable of pulling contact information from business cards, surfacing event information, translating text from other languages, and more as well. The feature is capable of identifying objects and landmarks in photos as well.

We also don't know if Google is planning to make this feature exclusive to Pixel 2 owners, or whether the company is considering rolling it out to all Android users. Some users are now seeing the feature within Assistant, 9to5Google reports.

Google Lens is already integrated into Google Photos and the company promised that it will soon be available on Google Assistant. Following this, a new camera viewfinder will be launched with the Lens functionality.




Tapping on any one of the suggestions will bring up links for performing a web search or performing an action through other relevant apps.

Tap a camera button while utilizing the AI assistant and you can have it play out a search when you take a photograph.

Google Lens was first announced back in May during the Google I/O developers conference where CEO Sundar Pichai explained the search giant's push in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Google Lens is capable of providing virtual contextual information about things that the handset's camera sees.

"Hey all, we're rolling out a software update in the coming weeks which eliminates a faint buzzing sound on some Pixel 2 devices when the phone is placed to your ear during a phone call".