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Android smartphone users, this Google feature will make your camera better

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Pete Mitchell | 07 March, 2018, 11:59

With Google Lens, you'll be able to turn images into action. This much-touted feature is finally making its way to all Android smartphones via Google Photos.

Google Lens, once exclusive to Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones, is now available for certain Android smartphone or tablet user, so long as you have Google Photos downloaded, the company announced yesterday.

With Lens, you can create a contact from a photo of a business card or get more information about a famous landmark that you've captured.

Google Lens, powered by AI has had its biggest expansion, now rolling out widely for other Android users. This is the first major expansion of the tool but is only limited to the Photos app and not to the Google Assistant which Pixel users can actually use. For example, you're in an unfamiliar place and want to know more about a landmark in front of you, just open your Lens on Google Photos and it will give you what you need to know.

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For instance, if users take a snap (via the Google Photo app) of a restaurant and tap the Google Lens option, it will automatically connect to the Google Search function and give the hotel's timings, menu cards, reviews and table-booking options.

Google Lens is not only limited to historical buildings or business utilities.

Will Lens work for your Android device? Lens also pulls off neat tricks, such as scanning QR codes and connecting to Wi-Fi networks by scanning the password on the back of your router.

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