Google Lens arrives on every Android phone with Google Photos

Google Pixel 2XL

"To start, make sure you have the latest version of the Google Photos app for Android".

That means, for the third year in a row, Google is making a developer preview for the next version of Android available in March - months ahead of a consumer release in the autumn.

Google has also improved visibility and function in notifications with Android P. The new Messaging Style notification will highlight who is messaging and how the user can reply.

As said earlier, you can open the Google Photos app on your Android phone to fire up Google Lens.

Unfortunately, you cannot use it to find the name of your crush or some random stranger walking down the street.

Google Lens is kind of your own personal photographer assistant which lets you know about the places by looking at the photos.

This Google Lens' integration is finally rolled out with an update of the Google Photos app. Pixel 2 devices will also have support for Qualcomm's Hexagon HVX driver, giving developers further improvements in performance on those devices. Based on user reports at the Android Wear Help forum, Google has disabled the support for Android Pay for Android Wear smartwatches after the Android 8.0 Oreo update for users outside the United Kingdom and the United States.

Another addition is better support for location discovery when you're in a building, which will use Wi-Fi Round-Trip-Time (RTT). For now, it can not identify humans.

However, this hidden feature is a simple one as it shows the letter "P" which changes colors when you tap the back button. Just to your Google account's My Activity page. Primarily, the Lens is a virtual search engine which uses the phone's rear camera and tends to recognise your images - such as business cards or a dog's breed, amongst other things.

There's been a number of things discussed on this thread, and we have a quick update specific to the proximity sensor issues that some of you have been reporting.

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