Google lens ,how does it works and devices offer Google Lens

google lens


Google lens is a google smart contact lens, new and impressive feature designed and developed by Google to get relevant information using visual analysis. It was initially released on 4 October 2017 and is based on Android and iOS operating systems. Google Lens helps to get relatable information about the object when you point camera on that object without going on web and searching for it. some following great features of google smart contact lens :

  • Ability to recognize any form of text
  • Recognizes any language and font
  • Provides ratings and reviews for restaurants, landmarks and buildings.
  • Scans business cards, QR, BAR codes
  • Shares and import information with an additional note to Google Keep.


It is very simple to learn how it is used. You just need to point your Smartphone’s camera towards a place or object and tap on that particular object. Thereafter you easily get all the information regarding that object or place. Now as we all know that this feature is in its initial stage and hence lacks some accuracy but is perfect for the start.

 Google Assistant

Within Google Assistant, if you have the feature on your device, you’ll see a Google Lens icon in the bottom right-hand corner. You can tap it and point your smartphone camera at, for instance, show times outside a cinema or a gig venue’s information board.

 Google Photos

Within Google Photos, Google Lens can identify buildings or landmarks, for instance, presenting users with directions and opening hours for them. It will also be able to present information on a famous work of art.

Which devices offer Google Lens?

Google announced Google Lens at  I/O 2017 new software, before rolling into the announcement of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Google Lens is now available on iOS through Google Photos. At launch, Google Lens was integrated into Google Assistant and Google Photos on those phones. Other devices eventually followed, though you still had to use Google Assistant and Google Photos to access the feature.

Then, in May 2018, Google announced Google Lens will soon be directly added to the camera app on “supported devices” from several telicom company , including LG, Motorola, Xiaomi, Sony, HMD/Nokia,Transsion, TCL, OnePlus, BQ, and Asus. Google Lens will arrive for these phones in the coming weeks.


On 5 March 2018 Google officially released this new feature to Google Photos on non-Pixel phones. Now in May 2018, we find that Google Lens was made available within Google Assistant on OnePlus Devices and also is being integrated into camera apps of many Android phones.


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