Google has rolled out Google Lens support for iOS users. The addition comes as a built-in feature of the existing Google Photos app. Google Lens makes it possible to extract information from photos, such as details from a business card or event flyer, the history of a landmark or building, or reviews of a book or album. Lens can also aid in the identification of plants, animals and famous paintings.
iPhone owners are now accustomed to using FaceTime for video calling. With FaceTime installed across Apple's product line, for many the app represents the first and only video conferencing solution they've used. The problem is that with Android devices, callers cannot be reached using FaceTime. Today, Google entered its hat into the ring with Google Duo, a simple one-on-one video calling app.
Anyone who has ever had to deal with the confusion, anger and feelings of dread that come with losing an iPhone know that it’s not possible to receive enough help when it comes to finding it again.
Fortunately for iPhone users everywhere, Google apparently feels the same.
Big changes could be on the horizon for the Siri personal assistant. According to reports, Apple is planning to launch an SDK for Siri at WWDC next month. This would open the voice assistant to third-party developers. Apple is also said to be working on new hardware to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home.
Google's developer's conference, Google I/O, is scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, May 18, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. The three day event will include a two hour keynote where Google CEO Sundar Pichai will discuss product and platform innovation. The event will also include a variety of other talks focused on Google services, such as its ad platform and Android. People attending the event can download the recently updated Google I/O app to access the conference map, create personal schedules and set up event notifications.