Google Lens: Now Google Search is possible with Your Smartphone’s Camera
Pretty cool announcement made by Google for you in Google I/O 2017 session. As being largest search engine, Google making things easy and cool for their users. Same development made this year. Now it is possible to you to search things on Google with the help of your Smartphone camera, thins new technology known as Google Lens. Google Lens is not any hardware as common lens are. Google lens is a piece of software which works at backend to make it possible for you to make search with the help of your Smartphone camera. This new Google Lens software can recognize images and texts, identify it and even can translate it in other languages.
How Google Lens Works:
Now you can identify objects on the fly:
Google Lens is handy software which operates with your Smartphone Camera. When you point your camera to any object, thing or text, it recognizes it and tell you about it. For example if you point your camera to a flower it recognize it and even tell flower type and name, same experience was shown in Google I/O 2017 Conference.
We’re not too sure how extensive this feature is, but since Google Assistant can already identify monuments and landmarks from photos, we wouldn’t be surprised if you could point your phone at a building and Google Lens could identify it as, say, the Eiffel Tower in Paris or Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
In addition to flowers, it’d be great if it could identify birds for the amateur ornithologist or cars for the car enthusiast.
Google Lens Demos:
In Google I/O 2017 conference, there were made many demos, which made audience very exciting.
This new technology is capable to tap into information from Google Maps and Google My Business. To take reviews about any restaurant, take picture of that restaurant and see the reviews, contact information and working hours about it.
There was also a demo of how Google Lens would work together with Google Assistant. After taking a picture of the marquee outside a venue, Google Assistant offered help with buying tickets and adding the event to Google Calendar.
No time frame was given as to when it is expected to launch, but when it does it will not be a standalone app. Pichai said it would be available through Google Assistant and Google Photos.