11 December 2018
Google has released a new software update for its Camera app which brings native support for Google Lens. It means the update will allow users to make use of the Lens mode directly from the camera app. This is something we first heard about during Google I/O 2018 but the support is going live now.
All Pixel and Nexus device users should see the new change after installing the latest Google Camera update. This is because the app is now restricted to only these devices unless there is a tweaked/ported version for some particular device. On launching the updated version, you will see the "Lens" option in the left-side menu from where you use other features like slow-mo, panorama, portrait, and AR stickers.
The Lens mode in the Camera app works exactly the same it works within Google Assistant and its own dedicated app. It allows users to point their device's camera at anything to get relevant information. It can be used for translating texts, copying text or performing a Google search for even detailed information.
As mentioned above, this new update is meant only for those devices which are compatible with Google Camera app. If you are someone whose device is incompatible, you can always make use of Lens by using Assistant or installing its own app from the Play Store.
- Google Lens | Android | Google Play Store, Free