Google Lens is coming to all Android smartphones via Google Photos app

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Previously the feature was limited to Google's Pixel lineup. Till now, this feature was restricted to Google Pixel 2, but the tech giant is now planning to roll out the feature for all Android phones via the Photos app.

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.

The easiest way to go enable Google Pay (formerly Android Pay) about this is installing the Pay Enabler app directly on your Android Wear smartwatch using the Google Play Store.

In Android P, users can expect messaging app notifications to become even more functional than what the current state is.

Still, Lens is not ideal, and it will need some time to mature.

Pixel owners can access Google Lens by triggering Google Assistant, something which is sort of exclusive to those smartphones.

The update is still rolling out, so you might not be able to download it immediately.

As well as these new features, Google is improving a number of things in Android P including Security with a more consistent interface for prompting for fingerprints, as well as moving to Transport Layer Security (TLS) for transmitting text. There is no word about the possible release date.

Will Lens work for your Android device?

However, if you're a highly curious tinkerer with a Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 or Pixel XL you can flash your device and install it today. It's a stylized letter "P" that changes color as you tap the back button.

Are you tempted by Google Lens?

Google wants to make sure that these new Android devices are fully supported in Android P, so it has added "display cutout" support and new APIs to properly render apps around the notch.

Another addition is better support for location discovery when you're in a building, which will use Wi-Fi Round-Trip-Time (RTT).

Let Google's algorithms do their magic. You can find out the official tweet which is embedded here.

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