Google Lens is the Google's version of the AI camera, which enables the users to get insights about an object or a monument. The feature was originally available for the Google's own Pixel series of smartphones and later on, it was made available on other flagship Android smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 and the recently launched Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Now, the Google Lens is also available on the OnePlus series of smartphones, including the OnePlus 3, 3T, OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus's current flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5T. Users across Reddit and XDA Developer's forum are reporting about the inclusion of the Google Lens on Google Assistant application on OnePlus smartphones.
The Google Lens will work for the most part and might not work in some cases. Considering this as an AI feature, which uses image recognition, it will get better as the time passes by. The update is being rolled out in a phased manner and might take some time before it comes to your OnePlus smartphone. Make sure that, you are running on the latest OS with the updated Google Assistant application with the language set to English, as the Google Lens is not available for Indian languages, such as Hindi.
How to use the Google Lens?
To access the Google Lens, open the Google Assistant on the above-mentioned smartphones and look for the lens icon on the bottom right corner. Click on the Lens icon and shoot the camera towards the object or the monument that you are interested in. Based on the information available about the subject, the camera viewfinder will show relevant information about an object or a place including a link to get more information.
Google recently updated it's Google Photos application on iOS and Android platform, which also includes the Google Lens. So, if you want to experience the Google Lens on any of the smartphones, then head towards the Google photos app and try out the Google Lens. However, the Google Lens on the Google Photos can only be used on already available photos and cannot be used on a live subject.