Nokia's City Lens App for WP8 and WP7.5 Updated
Nokia today made an update available to its City Lens augmented reality application for both its Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5 devices. The changelog for both apps is the same, and adds a new "sightline" feature that lets users view only what's in their direct line of site. Nokia Lens also now lets users see place details without leaving the camera view, and also lets users freeze the image/view on the screen so the phone can be moved and shared without losing their place. Last, the new version of Nokia Lens lets users pin their favorite searches to the home screen. Nokia Lens is a free download to Nokia's Lumia smartphones.
Google Lens Uses Machine Learning to Recognize Objects
Google today announced Google Lens, an image-recognition tool that relies on mobile cameras to perform searches. The tool is a significant advancement to the old Google Image Search app.
Google Translate Gains 'Tap to Translate'
Google has updated its Google Translate app for Android and iOS mobile devices with a handful of new features. A tool called Tap to Translate in the Android app makes it simpler to translate text on the go.
Microsoft Makes Branding Change Official
Microsoft today indicated its branding transition from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia is progressing as planned. Microsoft has slowly been rebranding apps, services, and web sites from Nokia to Microsoft.
Nokia Releases Android Launcher, Debuts Tablet
Nokia today announced wide availability of the Z Launcher for Android devices. Nokia first debuted the Z Launcher earlier this year, but as a limited alpha.