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Technology Google Lens updated with smart text selection and real-time lookup

17:42  24 may  2018
17:42  24 may  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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The new features Google showed off at I/O 2018 will soon land on your Android devices if they haven't yet. According to 9to5 google , smart text selection , style match and real - time results have started rolling out to people's Lens cameras.

So first up we have the new real - time feature (shown above) that allows Google Lens to be integrated directly into the camera application. Next up we have a new smart text selection feature (above) that can be used in a number of different situations.

a hand holding a box© Provided by Engadget The new features Google showed off at I/O 2018 will soon land on your Android devices if they haven't yet.

According to 9to5google, smart text selection, style match and real-time results have started rolling out to people's Lens cameras. The new features come with a redesign that rearranges Lens' elements a bit, along with a brand new menu marked "Tap on objects and text," showing you what objects the camera can identify. Among all the features we tested during I/O, we found smart text selection the most intriguing and useful: it gives you a way to quickly look up items in documents around you. You can simply point your camera at a menu, for instance, and tap on dish you don't recognize to know more about it.

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Google hasn't announced a specific release date for Google Lens just yet, Lens was first released via the Google Assistant app on Pixel phones in allows users to find out information about objects that the camera “sees” in real time . text selection

Smart text selection allows Google Lens to connect what you see in the real -world and offer actions. For example, when scanning a page of words, Lens will surface relevant information and photos.

Style match is a virtual shopping feature not unlike other AR shopping experiences. When you point your camera at an object, Lens will put a blue dot overlay on top of it, which you can click to display similar items you can buy -- check out the image above to see what we're saying. Finally, real-time results overlay information on objects on the screen before you even press the shutter button.

9to5google has confirmed that the features are now live on their OnePlus 6, but it looks like Google has decided on a slow rollout. We can't find them in our Photo app's Assistant yet -- that's where Lens lives in most Android phones -- but more and more people are reporting that they already have access to the three features on their devices.

a screenshot of a cell phone© 9to5google

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