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”.
“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.
Although the percentage of women in leadership roles at Google has increased from 20.8 to 25.5 per cent in the last four years, women still make up only 30.9 per cent of its global workforce while men 69.1 per cent, the tech giant has revealed.
In its annual diversity report released on Thursday, Google said it has made some progress in leadership ranks by gender and ethnicity.
“The data in this report shows that despite significant effort, and some pockets of success, we need to do more to achieve our desired diversity and inclusion outcomes,” said Danielle Brown, VP-Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
In 2017, women hires in tech positions rose to 24.5 per cent, although overall hiring of women dropped from 31.4 per cent to 31.2 per cent.
“Since 2014, women hires in tech have increased from 20.8 per cent to 24.5 per cent, which shows that our focus on hiring more women into technical positions is having impact,” said Brown.
The diversity report came after a year when an employee named James Damore sent out a long anti-diversity memo and was later fired.
Damore’s memo, titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber”, claims that when it comes to technology, there is a biological difference between men and women.
In February this year, the US National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) said that Google did not violate labour laws when it fired Damore.
According to the new diversity report, in terms of race and ethnicity (US data only), 2.5 per cent of Google’s workforce is Black, 3.6 per cent is Hispanic/Latin, 36.3 per cent is Asian and 53.1 per cent is White.
“Our gains in women’s representation have largely been driven by White and Asian women. Representation of Asian women increased considerably to 12.5 per cent of Google’s workforce, up from 10 per cent overall in 2014,” the report noted.
This is lower than the increase for Asian men who make up 25.7 per cent of Google, up from 21.4 per cent in 2014.