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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL camera will come with Google Lens support built-in

The video also hints at a new Pixel Tips app

  • Published: September 26, 2018 1:13 PM IST

Google has confirmed that it will be launching the Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL on October 9. Leading up to the launch we’ve already come across plenty of rumors and leaks around both devices that have given us an idea of what to expect. However, that still hasn’t curbed the anticipation around the two smartphones and the new features they might have to offer, especially in the camera department. Now a new report states that the camera on the Pixel 3 series of smartphones will come with support for Google Lens built-in.

The news comes courtesy of a video posted by @IshanAgarwal24 (spotted by XDA developers) on his YouTube channel. It simply showcases the Google Lens features on the Pixel 3 to recognize an email address from a card shown to it, and then prompts to open the Gmail app with the help of a simple tap on the screen.

Google Lens is currently a standalone on Android smartphones. That said, on the Pixel 3 it will built into the camera app itself. Besides recognizing email IDs, the feature can also be used to translate text, add an event to calendar, get directions and information on anything and everything by simply using the camera of the smartphone.

The video posted on YouTube is said to be a part of a new Google app called Pixel Tips, which is touted to be introduced with the Pixel 3 smartphones. The app as the name mentions provides tips to better use features on the smartphone. After doing a teardown of the Google App, the report from XDA developers claims that the Pixel Tips app is in fact a reality.

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Besides Google Lens, recent tweets from @IshanAgarwal24 have also stated the camera app to features a new interface. Not just that, the Google Assistant is also touted to get a major overhaul this time. That said, nothing can be confirmed for sure and we’ll just have to wait till October 9 to find out.

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  • Published Date: September 26, 2018 1:13 PM IST