Google Lens now boasts just over half a billion installations from the Google Play Store, making it one of the most versatile apps available…
Image recognition technology application package Google Lens first debuted back in October of 2017. It initially appeared as a standalone mobile app. But, was integrated into Android’s camera app in 2018. In its short three-year lifespan, it’s managed to gain an impressive amount of popularity. Now, Google Lens has reached a milestone, garnering over 500 million installs on the Google Play Store.
Google Lens Reaches 500 Million Installs on the Google Play Store
For those unfamiliar, Google Lens is an image recognition software program that can help with a number of things. For instance, users can snap a picture of an unknown plant or animal, run it through Google Lens, and identify it in short order. Or, take a photo of a foreign language sign and get the translation quickly. It also helps to solve difficult homework problems in much the same way. (There’s more, like being able to recommend the best dishes at restaurants.)
What’s impressive about reaching 500 million downloads is the fact that Google Lens does not come preinstalled on any devices. Meaning, people are either discovering it on the Android camera app or installing it straight from the Google Play Store.