Google is rolling out Google Lens as part of its Google Camera app, the software that handles all the camera capabilities in Pixel and Nexus devices. According to a report by Android Police, the company has added “Lens” shortcut in the Google Camera as part of its latest update. The new update brings the version number of Google Camera to 5.2.025 and users can access Google Lens by swiping towards right from the left edge and selecting the “Lens” option.
Lens, also known as Google Lens was one of the highlights for Google I/O this year. As pointed out in the report, the company had announced during I/O that a number of smartphone makers will add the Google Lens option in their camera applications. Smartphone makers such as OnePlus. Motorola, ASUS, and Sony have already rolled out the updated versions of their camera applications with a built-in shortcut to Google Lens. Google Lens inside Google Camera work similar to how it works as part of Google Assistant or when invoked from the standalone app.
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There is no difference in the speed or the functionality of Google Lens as it allows users to quickly recognize and copy text from the image also with the ability to read barcodes. No need to worry if you can’t spot the option in your Google Pixel or Google Nexus device as this new version of Google Camera is gradually rolling out and will reach your device in a few days.
This comes hours after it was reported that Google will change how the Play Store verifies the authenticity of applications hosted on the platform before their installation. It is planning to modify the header of the APK (Android Package) files to include a new metadata field that will contain the app’s file signature.