You can now launch Google Lens with a new standalone app

Google has created a standalone app for Google Lens that lets users launch the app with just one tap. This will save you the hassle of launching the assistant first and then tapping the lens icon to open the app.

Google has created a standalone app for launching Google Lens directly, an application designed to display relevant information using visual analysis. Previously, users first had to wake up the assistant and then tap on the camera icon to launch the lens app. The lens was also available in the Google Photos app and will allow users to analyze after taking a picture. With the new standalone Google Lens app, an icon has been added to the app drawer and home screen that will open Google Lens directly.

The LG G7 ThinQ, meanwhile, offers the fastest way to turn on the Google Lens via a dedicated hardware button on the device. Taping the button once will turn on Google Assistant, and double tapping will boot Google Lens.

Google Lens lets users perform a real-time search using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).

The lens, which was announced last year, received several updates at I / O 2018 in May. Google Lens now has three new features – smart text selection, style matching and real-time results. The company has announced that the new features will soon be available in the flagship camera app for Pixel phones, LG G7, OnePlus devices, Sony handsets, Xiaomi and Asus phones.

The company recently launched the Smart Text Selection and Style Match feature in Google Lens, although it hasn’t been seen in the Pixel or Pixel 2’s camera app yet.

Not every Android user will be able to use the new Google Lens app, according to a report. It requires Android Marshmallow and above to work but it is not compatible with all Android OS-powered phones. Several users have given bad reviews in the Play Store and the app currently has 2.3 stars in the user rating.

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