Google's Search App is rolling out Lens Shortcut for Android Users

Google Lens is a useful way to get more information about the world around you, and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that it can provide some useful context that is going to be pretty necessary for the kind of work that you are trying to do at the end of the day. With all of that having been said and out of the way, it is important to note that it hasn’t really been all that well implemented by Google if you think about it. The reason behind this is that it is not accessible from the search bar, something that iOS devices do have the capability of doing and this is one of those rare instances where Google’s service or feature has been better facilitated by a competitor rather than the company itself.

Google is now adding this kind of functionality to its Android Search app, and this will involve a lot of cool new features that most users are going to end up being pretty excited about if you think about it. These include a driving mode that would help you access the search feature even while your hands are on the wheel and your eyes are on the road.

It’s high time that Google started taking a bit of ownership with regards to the Lens feature. This is going to help users take advantage of Lens far more than might have been the case otherwise, thereby making the iOS functionality less unique and therefore less of a tick mark in Apple’s column that could potentially end up being used to entice users to come in and see that they do the things that Google is trying to do in a way that might just be better than the company itself.

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