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 Offers Stand-Alone Google Lens App for Android
Google has quietly published a separate Google Lens app for Android phones in the Google Play Store. Like the version of Lens that’s buried in Google Photos and some camera apps, Google Lens lets people perform image-based searches directly from their smartphone camera.
Snapchat's Lens Studio Lets Anyone Create Lenses
Snapchat today debuted Lens Studio, a desktop application that makes it easy for anyone to design and create Lenses for the Snapchat community. Snapchat says Lens Studio is free to Mac and Windows, and guides creative types through the process of animating their ideas for mobile devices.
Google to Bake Google Lens Directly Into Its Camera App
Google today made several changes to its Google Lens visual search tool. First and foremost, it is adding Google Lens directly to the camera app of Pixel phones.
Google Lens Rolling Out to All Android Users in Google Photos
Google today said all Android users can try Google Lens via the latest version of Google Photos for Android. Google Lens is an image-recognition function that relies on mobile cameras to perform searches.
Google's ARCore 1.0 Released to Public, Google Lens Hits More Handsets
Google today made ARCore 1.0 available to developers and the public, bringing augmented reality to some 100 million smartphones around the world. Handsets compatible with ARCore include Google’s Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL; Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8+, Note8, S7, and S7 edge; LGE’s V30 and V30+; Asus’s Zenfone AR; and OnePlus’s OnePlus 5.