Nokia City Lens is an augmented reality app, which offers information about the nearby shops, museums, restaurants and places of interest. Similar to the other augmented reality apps, this app also takes the help from the camera of the device and then overlays the details about the place.
The application offers augmented reality to offer on-screen information about the surroundings. The Finnish handset manufacturer demonstrated the Nokia City Lens when it announced its second generation Windows Phone 8 based Lumia smartphones – Lumia 920 and Lumia 820.
The recent newsbreak suggests that the lucky users of existing Lumia smartphones including Lumia 710, Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 can actually download this new augmented reality app on the older OS version and discover places of interest in their vicinity.
At the same time, the Windows Phone 8 users – the consumers who buy the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 smartphones will get additional features including the 3D icons layout. Also, users can customize the Nokia City Lens menu based on their favorite searches.
Earlier, Nokia City Lens was in the beta phase and now the app has already been tested and has come to selected Lumia handsets for download. Hence, here is a step-by-step guide on how to download the new Nokia City Lens and use it.
Steps to Download Nokia City Lens
Step 1: Press the Search button on your Nokia Lumia and then tap Vision.
Step 2: Scan the QR code.
Step 3: Tap on the link when it appears on the screen.
Step 4: Install the application from the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Also, here is a video on how to use the new app on your handsets after downloading.