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Google Lens coming to all phones running Google Photos

If you direct the camera at an object, "Google Lens" will attempt to identify the object and show relevant search results and information

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Applications for the first class is open till July 31 and the first class will start in September 2018.
Applications for the first class is open till July 31 and the first class will start in September 2018. Wikimedia Commons
  • Google will roll out its new app soon
  • It will be available on all phones having Google Photos
  • The App will have many useful features

Google has announced that it is rolling out “Google Lens” — app designed to bringing up relevant information using visual analysis — to all Android phones running “Google Photos”.

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Google rolls out Lens app. Wikimedia Commons

“Rolling out today, Android users can try ‘Google Lens’ to do things like creating a contact from a business card or get more info about a famous landmark. To start, make sure you have the latest version of the “Google Photos” app for Android,” the company wrote on Twitter late on Tuesday.

The company also said that the app would soon come on Apple devices.

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According to The Verge, certain phones, including flagships from Samsung, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Sony and HMD/Nokia would eventually be able to access “Google Lens” through the “Google Assistant”.

The app will be available on all phone with Google Photos.

“Google Lens” was announced during Google I/O 2017 conference. It brings up relevant information using visual analysis.

If you direct the camera at an object, “Google Lens” will attempt to identify the object and show relevant search results and information. IANS

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Google Removes 27 Apps that Guided Users to Fake Play Store

These apps were published by the same developer with the name “AFAD Drift Racer” and all the apps belonged to free car racing games category, Quick Heal said

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FILE - A woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov. 5, 2018. VOA

Google has removed 27 apps that prompted users to install a fake Play Store after researchers from Pune-based Quick Heal Technologies spotted these malicious apps of dropper category and reported the issue.

These apps were designed to infect devices with adware after someone fell prey to their continuous installation prompts for fake “Google Play Store”, Quick Heal Security Lab said.

The apps stated that users need to install Google Play Store for gaming purposes. If someone cancelled the installation prompt, then it showed the pop-up continuously until installation of the app.

On executing the parent app, it launched a dropped app.

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Previously, if users were not signed into their Google accounts, pre-installed apps on their devices, including the Play Store, were cut off from updates. Pixabay

The fake “Google Play Store” remained in the device even after its parent app was uninstalled and kept on displaying full screen ads at random time intervals.

The app kept running in the background and showed full screen ads till one did not uninstall it manually.

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These apps were published by the same developer with the name “AFAD Drift Racer” and all the apps belonged to free car racing games category, Quick Heal said.

To avoid installing fake mobile apps, users should check an app’s description before downloading and avoid downloading apps from third-party app stores. Using a reliable mobile antivirus may also help prevent fake and malicious apps from getting installed on one’s phone. (IANS)