At Google I/O 2019, the company introduced camera-based translation capabilities to Google Lens to help users understand the information they found in the real world. Using the lens, you can point the camera at the text you see and translate it into more than 100 languages. It can also speak words aloud in your favorite language. This feature has also been released for Google Go.
Today, the company announced that it will extend this feature to millions of Google Assistant users on KaiOS devices in India. They can click the camera icon from the Assistant, point the phone to real-world text (for example, product label, street sign, or document), and then read it back, translate or define it in their preferred language. Just press and hold the center button on the home screen to start using Assistant.
Now, in Google Assistant, KaiOS users can use Google Lens to read, translate and define words in the real world. This feature is currently available in English and several Indian languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi and Tamil, and will soon be in Kannada and Gujarati Available.