Google Lens now available on select Xperia devices

By Anuj Sharma - June 1, 2018
To get access to "Google Lens", "Xperia XZ2", and "XZ2 Compact" users need to update their Google app in the Play Store. ....

Google Lens – an artificial intelligence based platform that provides useful information, links and other instant details using visual analysis, is now available on Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact smartphones.

To get access to "Google Lens", "Xperia XZ2", and "XZ2 Compact" users need to update their Google app in the Play Store.

Google Lens, currently supports English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, and Italian. Also according to media reports, the roll out into the XZ2 family's will be in a phased manner and could take few days to reach all devices.

Google officially launched Google Lens last year with app previews pre-installed into the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL.  In November of 2017, the feature began rolling out into the Google Assistant for Pixel and Pixel 2 phones. On March 5, 2018 Google officially released Google Lens to Google Photos on non-Pixel phones and the support for Lens in the iOS version of Google Photos was made on March this year.

Earlier in May, Google Lens was made available within Google Assistant on OnePlus devices, as well as being integrated into camera apps of various Android phones.

Google is reportedly said to be working on a standalone augmented reality headset that will be powered by new Qualcomm chips. According to documents obtained by German website WinFuture, the project is in nascent stage and will be built by Taiwanese computer maker Quanta.

Called as “Google A65”, the functionality of AR headset is supposed to be similar to Microsoft’s HoloLens, a headset that came out in 2016 and is aimed at design, training, and industrial use. And unlike other AR headsets that need to be tied to another device of working, the Google AR headset that’s in development is expected to be self-contained and powered by a Qualcomm chip. It will also include cameras and microphones.

There’s no release date yet for the Google A65 as it’s still in the prototype stage, reported WinFuture.


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