Google Lens has been out since last summer and did take some while to reach all devices and was embedded into Google Photos. Later after some time, it got into the Google Assistant only on a few devices like the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, and the Galaxy Note 8 finally. And now OnePlus is becoming a part of it with their OnePlus 3/3T, and OnePlus 5/5T.
Many users on the r/oneplus Reddit community recently started reporting that they see Google Lens enabled on their devices. Just like many others, I was the one to spot it on my phone as well. So what’s with this Google Lens thing? Well, it’ll be noticed in the bottom right corner of the Google Assistant app. Tapping it will open a new window and show it something, and it’ll try to recognize the thing for you. You can even tap from the list of suggestions mentioned by Google.
Since Google Lens is in its early stages, it does not work every time. But still, when it works, it just shows you magic. Let us give you some examples right now. We pointed the camera at Gamora (from Guardians of the Galaxy), and Google Lens recognized her as Zoe Saldana. Interesting right? We pointed next on Neytiri (from Avatar), and Google Lens got it right again, it was Zoe Saldana. Great, right?
Now we pointed towards the picture of Black Panther, and it recognized him as Black Panther. That’s good, but when we pointed it towards Chadwick Boseman, it failed to recognize him like him but recognized him again as Black Panther. Right about that time, we tried some barcodes, QR codes, phone numbers. And the results were surprisingly good.
If you got one of the OnePlus or Samsung devices mentioned in the beginning. Then make sure to try out Google Lens on Google Assistant and have fun with it and explore amazing stuff.