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Google Lens visual search tool starts rolling out in Assistant for Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones

Google has started rolling out visual search feature Google Lens in Assistant for the first batch of Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones. "The first users have spotted the visual search feature up and running on their Pixel and Pixel 2 phones," 9to5Google reported late on Friday. Built into the Photos app, Google Lens can recognise things like addresses and books, among others.

The Google Pixel 2

The Google Pixel 2

In Photos, the feature can be activated when viewing any image or screenshot. However, in Google Assistant, it is integrated right into the sheet that pops up after holding down on the home button. "Lens was always intended for both Pixel 1 and 2 phones," Google had earlier said in a statement.

The app was announced by the tech giant during Google I/O 2017. It has been designed to bring up relevant information using visual analysis.


Published Date: Nov 19, 2017 09:29 am | Updated Date: Nov 19, 2017 09:29 am