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Android’s screenshot UI on Pixel phones now shows a Google Lens translate shortcut

Google Lens has been seamlessly integrated into Google's Android and many other smartphones since it was first introduced in 2017. And perhaps one of the most useful capabilities of it is the ability to translate text off pictures and screenshots. While the Google Translate app has offered this feature for a long time, Google Lens...

Google Lens comes to Google Photos on desktop with OCR for images

Google Lens, Google’s AI-powered image recognition service, is leaving the mobile bubble and is finally making its way to the desktop. As spotted by 9to5Google, Google Lens is now available on desktop inside the Google Photos' web version. At the moment, the Google Lens only allows you to copy texts from an image through optical character...

Android’s recents panel adds helpful translate suggestions on Pixel phones

Google appears to be rolling out a translate button in the recent apps panel on Pixel devices, making it easy to quickly translate text. The button has appeared for some on the latest Android 12 Developer Preview, although it’s likely this feature isn't actually tied to Android 12 but rather a server-side flag set by...

Google Photos gets deeper Google Lens integration

Google Photos has quietly added deeper integration with Google Lens. The new tools are available when you tap the Lens icon while viewing a single item in the Google Photos app. According to Android Police, the tools make it even easier to search inside a photo right from the Photos app. With the new buttons added...

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...