Google Lens to intertwine with Google Camera for real-time help on Google Pixel 3 phones

We are not far off from the official unveiling of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. With all of the leaks that have been surfacing in recent weeks, there may not be much new information left for Google to share during their event. Today yet another potential new feature was discovered and highlighted by leakers on the web. This one involves the Google Camera app and what appears to be the merging of a Google Lens feature to provide real-time analysis of images.

Twitter leaker @IshanAgarwal24 shared a great deal of information covering images of the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, notably screenshots of various apps and features that will be present on the new devices. None of this is especially noteworthy nor is it new information since most of it is driven by the Android operating system. Overall, there does not appear to be a whole lot of new stuff compared to the Pixel 2.

One place where that may differ is what appears to be a new Google Camera app. Screenshots of the a possible new app have appeared in the past, although no information has really surfaced regarding what Google may have changed. @IshanAgarwal24 posted a video to YouTube – since removed – that shows some real-time analysis of an image from within the Google Camera app. Previously, this type of real-time analysis only took place in the Google Lens app itself.

The video shows a bit of how Google is crossing the two products to make the Google Camera even stronger and more useful. In the video, the Camera app is being tested by passing a business card in front of the lens. When the email address on the business card is recognized, a small popup appears giving the user a chance to open Gmail if they want to shoot off an email right away.

source: XDA


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