Google Lens no longer exclusive to Pixel smartphones! To arrive on iPhones too

- Adrian Ungureanu

Google has held this feature as an exclusivity for its Pixel smartphones, but the company has decided to opt out of this preferential treatment and make it available for other smartphones as well.

So far, it looks like it can be installed on flagships from Samsung, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Sony and Nokia provided that Google Assistant is enabled. You also need to have the latest version of the Google Photos app installed, where this feature can be retrieved.

If you don’t find the feature yet, Google says to have patience as this feature is distributed in batches, so we expect that all Android users will gradually get it.

Google Lens allows users to point their smartphone camera to an object or a landmark, and with Google Assistant and its search engine help the feature will provide information about that object or landmark. Google even says that you’ll be able to create new contacts by scanning business cards.

Google Lens will become available even for the iOS devices, but it’s not yet known when the company said it’s “coming soon”.