Google Lens is now available for non-Pixel Android phones

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In order to use the Google Lens in an Android smartphone, all you need to do is to choose a picture from the Google Photos app.

Google Lens was first announced at I/O 2017, the company's developer conference that took place last May. The Nexus 6P and 5X launched in 2015, and before the second-generation Pixels Google's promise has been to deliver non-security software updates for two years since release. Since then, Google has been testing this feature in beta, but now the Android maker has confirmed that the feature has been rolled out to all Android users with the Google Photos app.

One of the most futuristic features of the Pixel 2 is making its way to everyone with an Android phone - and soon, it'll be available on iOS. Now, the company has made a decision to provide it as a feature to all Google Photo users on Android platform. Primarily, the Lens is a virtual search engine which uses the phone's rear camera and tends to recognise your images - such as business cards or a dog's breed, amongst other things.




For the uninitiated, Google Lens can identify a number of items we come across daily from artwork to barcodes to even movies, paintings and video games and tell you more about it. Just slide their pic through Google Lens to find out If you've snapped some cool art, Google Lens is a great way to find out the details laterHow to get Google Lens, and how does it work?

The internet giant began rolling out Lens within Assistant to Pixel phones set to English in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, India, and Singapore in November past year. Try to explore things around you and tell us your experience in the comments. "To start, make sure you have the latest version of the Google Photos app for Android", the Google Photos team said on Twitter. To use it, you have to first take a picture of anything and pull it up in Google Photos.

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