Google Lens capabilities rolling out to Sony Xperia XZ2 smartphones

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After announcing updates to Google Lens at Google I/O, the feature is rolling out to Google Pixel devices as well as the Sony Xperia XZ2 lineup, with other manufacturers to follow suit as well.

For those unaware of what this new feature is, it allows users to use their smartphone camera to “browse” and interact actual items around them. Point and scan a product, animal, text, and more and the app will help you identify what it is. The feature will be rolling out to various smartphones and Sony has announced that the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will be getting the feature starting today through a phased rollout. Google Lens will also be available on the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium out-of-the-box.

Ever found yourself wandering around town unsure of the buildings or landmarks you’re seeing, or being unable to identify that cute dog you saw in the park? Google Lens understands your environment and allows you to do just that – you can now access its features directly within the camera app on Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact via a free update rolling out today.

To get the Google Lens functionality on your XZ2 or XZ2 Compact, update the Google app and you should be able to access the new feature directly from your camera. The app currently supports English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, and Italian.

What do you think about the Sony Xperia XZ2 lineup getting Google Lens support? What do you think about Google Lens in general? Is it a feature you think you’ll use? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.


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