Google Lens comes to more Android devices and even iOS users

  • Google Lens comes to more Android devices and even iOS users

Google Lens comes to more Android devices and even iOS users

The full launch of Google's ARCore for Android took place on February 23rd, 2018. The request was sent through to the engineering team at Android, and for whatever reason, Google replied by saying they added the feature and it'll be present in a future Android release.

What makes Android One special is the assurance of faster OS updates as compared to devices that run other UIs for the next two years as well as three years of security updates. Furthermore, owners of Android devices from Samsung, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Sony, and Nokia will also be able to access Google Lens through Google Assistant in "the coming weeks", Google has announced. Not surprisingly, Google have been keen to keep pace with Apple in this area, as seen by the announcement of ARCore in August previous year.

We will finally see the first Android (Go Edition) devices next week at the Mobile World Congress, revealed Google in a blog post.

Android Oreo (Go edition) will include optimised apps such as Files Go, YouTube Go, Google Go and more.

We reported on the death of Google's Project Tango and the repackaging of some of its tech into the ARCore framework a couple of months back. Instead of having to scan a photo you've already snapped, you can simply point your camera at the world around you to get more information. Android Studio 3.1 Beta now supports ARCore in the emulator, so developers can quickly test apps right on their desktop. If the interface of your device is mostly red, then your OLED packed device can extend your battery backup time.

Google is also partnering with other OEMs to help them enable the feature in their upcoming devices this year.

Google said it would expand the program to specialised and rugged devices, as well as enterprise mobility management firms, mobile carriers, and systems integrators. Company's Android Go and Android One are the part of its plan to give a more unified user experience to its consumers, especially in the low-cost smartphones.

"When it comes to products based on algorithms and data and feedback, you've got to start somewhere", Aparna Chennapragada, who heads Google Lens, said in an interview Thursday.