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Google details new features coming to Search, Lens, Maps, and Duplex

Google this year has made some big changes to Assistant, Meet, and its suite of productivity apps. Now, at the company’s Search On event on Thursday, Google detailed several changes coming to some of its other major services, including Google Search, Google Lens, Google Maps, and Google Duplex.Google Search Google said Search is making the biggest...

Google Lens tests a new design with easier access to the gallery

Back at Google I/O 2019, Google revamped the UI of Lens, its visual search tool that can scan text and images to shop items, look up something on the web, translate, extract text, and more. While the company was unable to host its I/O event this year, they still released new features and modes for...

Google Lens adds a homework mode to help kids solve math problems

Going back to school has taken on a new meaning thanks to this year's global COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of attending school, many students around the globe will take their education virtual. To help, Google is introducing new tools to help students at home, including a new Education mode in Google Lens. According to Google, when students...

Gboard image pasting is now live, Lens replaces Google Search

Earlier this year, we discovered in an APK teardown that Google was preparing to add image pasting to Gboard. This allows you to copy and image and paste it from your Gboard clipboard. That feature finally appears to be rolling out along with Google Lens integration. As you probably know, Gboard currently allows you to copy...

Google Assistant extends camera-based translation to KaiOS feature phones

At Google I/O 2019, the company introduced a new feature in Google Lens to help users instantly translate text just by pointing their smartphone's camera at it. The feature included support for over 100 languages and greatly simplified translation for users. The feature was then added to Google Go later in the year, allowing users...

Gboard prepares a Google Lens shortcut, dark/light themes that follow system, and Google Assistant dictation support

Google's Gboard is among the most popular keyboard apps and is constantly updated with new features. Recently, Google added support for Android 11's emojis on Gboard, just a week after activating Smart Compose predictions messaging apps. Now, Google is preparing to add a Google Lens shortcut, Google Assistant dictation, and support for automatic switching between...

Google Shopping tests a Google Lens shortcut and prepares for AR item previews and dark mode

Google Play Services for AR (formerly known as ARCore) is the company's platform for augmented reality experiences. There are a lot of fun things you can do with AR, but one of the most practical uses is seeing objects in your physical space. Google Shopping may be preparing such a feature along with a dark...

Google Lens tests a new Education mode for solving math problems and a new Places mode to look up buildings

Earlier this year in March, an APK teardown of the Google App v11.3.7.29 revealed two unreleased features — Offline Translations and an Education Mode for Google Lens. At the time, we managed to briefly surface the Education mode and learned that the mode would allow users to solve math problems by pointing the camera at...

Google Lens can now copy text from your phone to computer, pronounce words, and more

Google Lens is one of the company's products that has improved impressively since launch. Lens seems to be constantly getting new features and abilities. Today, Google showed off several additions to Lens that should make it an even more powerful tool. First up is a feature that will be very welcomed to anyone who works with...

OnePlus Gallery 3.11.2 adds a Google Lens shortcut to analyze images

OnePlus' OxygenOS software offers a pretty decent set of first-party applications out of the box. While we're huge fans of Google Photos for its cloud backup and album organization features, the OnePlus Gallery in OxygenOS is more than suitable as an offline gallery app. It provides you with easy access to your locally downloaded media...

Google Lens tests a new “Education” mode for homework help and prepares to add offline translation support

Google Lens is Google's image recognition service that delivers information from Google search based on whatever you're pointing your camera at. Last May, Google redesigned the Android version of the service by splitting the UI into 5 different scanning modes: Translate, Text, Search, Shopping, and Dining. In version 11.3.7.29 of the Google App, the app...

Google Maps gets integrated menu scanning from Google Lens

Last year, at Google I/O 2019, the company announced a new menu scanning feature for Google Lens. Users can open Lens and scan physical menus at restaurants to get additional information, such as highlighting popular dishes. This same feature is now being integrated into the Google Maps app. Google Maps is a great tool for finding...