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Google Lens on Android can now translate text while offline

Google is finally rolling out offline translation support in Google Lens on Android. The feature, which has been in the works for almost a year now, will let users instantly translate written text without the need for an active internet connection. As per a recent report from 9to5Google, offline translation support in Google Lens is rolling out...

Google focuses on Indic languages with easy language switch in Maps, bilingual Search toggles, and more

India is the land of a hundred languages, a place where the dialect changes every 100kms. In a tech world dominated by English, these local languages and dialects find themselves unable to provide access to meaningful experiences on the Internet. At the Google L10n virtual event today, Google is making it easier for multilingual users...

Pixel Feature Drop adds Adaptive Sound, new Google Photos suggestions, and more

The bad news is today is Monday. The good news is Google has announced a new Pixel Feature Drop, which brings some newer features to older Pixel phones and introduces what the company describes as a “few new surprises.” Some of the more interesting new features adapt your Pixel device to you. One of them is...

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...