08 May 2020
Google is gradually adding new features to its Lens service for a more enriched and engaging experience. Following its own footprint, Google is about to bring an interesting feature that may improve the use of its Lens app even further.
Google Lens is an image recognition tool that recognizes scenes/objects when you point your camera at them Over time it has gained many new capabilities that magnify its importance and our dependence on it. Similarly, it may soon receive a new feature that would attract a specific audience of a domain. As spotted in an APK teardown of a new version of the Google app, folks over at 9to5Google have found that Google lens will gain a new option that would help students to solve their mathematical equations. The name of this new option that may take the site aside other Lens option is currently unknown.
Note that, the same feature was first spotted by XDA Developers last month where the keenly-eyed developers found the name of this option to be simply “Education.” However, it wasn’t much elaborated, though the gist of its usage was little known. Now, it appears, the feature has grown a bit from there and is getting tested with more abilities.
The tech site 9to5Google while decompiling the APK files of the Google app found that the visual search tool has picked up the ability to solve math problems.
The tech publication found that the latest Google app beta (11.7) brings two new “lens_math_equation” strings.
<string name=”lens_math_equation_step_section_title”>STEPS TO SOLVE</string>
It is observed that at the moment, pointing Lens at a math problem simply pulls up similar images and lets you copy text or learn from them. Also, it appears Google does not currently understand that you’re viewing a solvable equation. What we understand from these two strings is that Google Lens will offer the “solution” and “steps to solve” when a student points the Lens at a math problem. But, currently, the feature is just not ready. However, the “steps to solve” option appears to open more ways for the users to dive even further. Let’s just not assume anything and rather wait for more information to come.
Keep in mind that Google may or may never ship these features. Sometimes the features are hidden or disabled in the new versions of the app and get enabled in the future. We have to see when Google decides to bring this feature officially for everyone.