In today’s chapter of “It’s cool living in the future”, Google Lens is now broadly rolling out real time information and text selection features via Google Assistant. The new features, which were highlighted at Google I/O a few weeks back, trickled out to some last week but now it appears that Google has pushed the cloud-side big button and it is now going out to everyone.
There are few different elements that are rolling out today that are pretty magical. First, there is real time information element. When you enable Google Lens (long press your Home button to activate Google Assistant and then tap the Lens icon in the lower right corner), you can point your camera at different objects. If it recognized that object, you will get a colored bubble over that item which you can then tap and Assistant will give you information about it.