Google Pixel 4 has brought a host of new features, but many of them have gone unnoticed so far. One of these features involves improvements to Google Lens in the Google Camera app, allowing it to scan documents and translate or copy text.
The lens is a computer vision tool created by Google that can recognize the objects and text contained in photos. Since its introduction in 2017, Lens has acquired several improvements and capabilities. Users can now point Lens on a flower to identify it, access restaurant information by scanning it, recognize Wi-Fi credentials, and more. While most phones required a Lens application to launch the feature, several devices also incorporated it into the camera app. Pixel 4 is one of these devices.
Pixel 4, along with the latest version of the Google Camera app, can scan documents and translate or copy text using Lens directly into the camera’s viewfinder, according to XDA Developers. It also works automatically: users only need to hover over a document, and a small gray bubble appears on the screen with the “Scan Document” option. When you tap the little gray bubble, the Lens app and outlines are highlighted. of the document. Users can adjust the crop of the paper before clicking “Done” to save it.
Similarly, similar gray buttons appear for translation or copying text. According to XDA, translation currently only supports English, Spanish, German, Hindi, and Japanese. Finally, XDA indicates that these features only appear on Pixel 4. Since Lens is launched on Pixel 3 and some of its features rely on the Visual Core Pixel, these new features may require the Pixel’s new Pixel Neural Core 4.