Google Lens now rolling out to more devices

Google Lens now rolling out to more devices

Google Lens now rolling out to more devices

The first preview was released in August and the second preview arrived in December. The company's goal from a year ago was to bring ARCore to 100 million devices by the end of its developer preview. To top it off, Google pushes out security updates for these devices as soon as it does for its own Pixel smartphones.

But Google isn't stopping there. Some of the new vendors include Huawei, Motorola, Xiaomi, Nokia, ZTE, Sony Mobile, and Vivo.

The team made a special effort to call out China as its next target.

Apart from that, Google already started making their Android One platform and also the company is keen to have some new partners. On the developer side of things, Android Studio Beta just received ARCore support as part of its Emulator, facilitating the process of testing AR apps.

All the background app limitations with Android O are now removed in the new Android P by the developers and the new updates in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) are setting a privacy benchmark for the next level.

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With Lens, it is interesting to watch Google develop what is essentially a killer AR app several years after the introduction of its Google Glass headset. Moreover, the app has a new experience that lets you digitally place yourself in the football club, Barcelona FC's Camp Nou stadium. "It will be available in a future Android release".

However, the more exciting announcement is the arrival of Google Lens to roughly all the iOS (iOS 9 or above) and Android users. Lately, the rumor mill points out that the multinational technology company has announced to unveil its first smartphone lineup with Android Oreo (Go edition) at the MWC 2018. The update will be available for English-language users in the Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.

Google says its engineers have been hard at work adding features to Lens, including text selection capabilities and the ability to create contacts from a photo with one tap.

ARCore is a framework that allows third-party developers to build augmented reality experiences.

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