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Google announces big AI-enhanced improvements for Google Lens

At Google's Search On event this year, the company announced a number of big improvements to Google Lens. These improvements are for iOS, Android, and even on desktop. Google Lens, Google’s AI-powered image recognition service, was rolled out to Android phones back in 2017 as a spiritual successor to Google Goggles. However, until this year,...

Google Lens becomes the latest Google app to get Material You refresh

A major attraction of Material You and Android 12 is the new dynamic theming system that automatically picks up colors from your wallpaper and applies those colors to various parts of the system UI and apps. Google has slowly been updating many of its apps with Material You elements over the past couple of months....

Google Lens comes to desktop Chrome as an image search tool

Google Lens, Google’s AI-powered image recognition service, was rolled out to Andriod phones back in 2017 as a spiritual successor to Google Goggles. However, until this year, it remained exclusively available on mobile phones. Earlier in April, we saw Google expanding the service to Google Photos on desktop. However, it wasn’t much useful as it...

Google Assistant’s latest test makes it easier to scan or read the current screen aloud

The Google Assistant can do many different things, including many things users aren't even aware of. Educating users about new features is one of the biggest hurdles facing any company, and it's even harder for Google given the sheer number of things that the Google Assistant is capable of. That's why we constantly see A/B...

“Live Space” could be a big upgrade to Google’s “At a Glance” widget

Google's "At a Glance" widget shows you the current date/time and weather information, but it can also show you upcoming calendar events, flights, commute reminders, regular reminders, or weather alerts. The widget is baked into the Google App and is persistently shown on the Pixel Launcher with no option to turn it off. However, we've...

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...