Google might bring translation support to Lens and could also add restaurant filters to the mobile app, possibly around May 7th, for its annual I/O event…
For those unfamiliar, Google Lens is a tool which provides “real-time answers to questions about the world around you.” Simply access it, snap a picture, and Google Lens will identify what’s in the photo.
Google Lens Translation Support and Restaurant Filters Features Spotted
But, as cool as it is, Google Lens has plenty of limitations. For instance, it can only do so much before it becomes necessary to launch another app.
This is a friction point among users and it appears Google is about to reduce the amount of work.
One such example is translation support. Instead of opening Google Lens and capturing a sign in a foreign language, then having to launch Google Translate, it would provide an immediate translation.
Another neat feature would offer filters for dining spots serving popular dishes. The new tools could also include a “shopping” filter to help find goods.