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Samsung said to acquire Israeli dual-camera expert Corephotonics

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Picture quality is becoming a key differentiator for Android manufacturers, and many are racing to offer unique features that will make their devices stand out. Nokia is expected to launch a phone with five lenses, Google has developed an algorithm to improve low-light photography, and Samsung built a variable aperture technology into the Galaxy S9. To make its cameras even better, the Korean firm has allegedly bought Corephotonics, an Isreali company known for developing powerful lenses with optical zoom.

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Samsung said to acquire Israeli dual-camera expert Corephotonics was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung said to acquire Israeli dual-camera expert Corephotonics

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Picture quality is becoming a key differentiator for Android manufacturers, and many are racing to offer unique features that will make their devices stand out. Nokia is expected to launch a phone with five lenses, Google has developed an algorithm to improve low-light photography, and Samsung built a variable aperture technology into the Galaxy S9. To make its cameras even better, the Korean firm has allegedly bought Corephotonics, an Isreali company known for developing powerful lenses with optical zoom.

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Samsung said to acquire Israeli dual-camera expert Corephotonics was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Lens now has an album shortcut to search photos

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Google Lens made its debut in the Google Photos app on select devices a while back, but now it's available everywhere. You can still search from the Photos app, but Google just added a new shortcut to make it easier to scan your photos. From Lens, just tap the album button at the top of the screen, and you're all set.

The changelog for the latest Lens update (which should have appeared on most devices by now) has a single item that's a bit difficult to parse.

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Google Lens now has an album shortcut to search photos was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Update Notes for the Google app, Gmail, Translate, Home, Play Books, and Fit (November 21, 2018)

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Every week, I examine somewhere in the neighborhood of a hundred app updates while looking for changes. The most interesting things turn into APK Teardowns or Download posts. Many of the remaining updates are unremarkable, amounting to a few bug fixes, routine updates to libraries, or even just pixel-level adjustments to layouts and images. However, there are usually a few updates that land somewhere in between. I don't want to spam readers with dozens of short posts, but I hate to ignore things that people might want to know about, so I'm going to wrap up the leftovers for a little weekend reading and call it Update Notes.

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Update Notes for the Google app, Gmail, Translate, Home, Play Books, and Fit (November 21, 2018) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Moment unveils new Tele 58mm lens designed for the latest smartphones, on sale for $80 ($20 off) until Friday

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Moment originally launched with a Kickstarter campaign back in 2014, featuring a pair of lenses and a stick-on mounting plate. But these days, Moment cases and lenses have become some of the top accessories for those aiming to get a stylish look on their phones and more control over their photos. Today, Moment is launching a newly updated 58mm Tele lens designed to work with the latest smartphones, including those with dual-camera configurations.

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Moment unveils new Tele 58mm lens designed for the latest smartphones, on sale for $80 ($20 off) until Friday was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google app v8.49 beta prepares Collection sharing, Lens image search history, and and Workspaces [APK Teardown]

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Friday evening brought us another update to the Google app. Unlike the previous version, there are a fair number of topics to discuss from a teardown. Google is preparing a screen for viewing your image searches from Lens, Collection sharing, a few changes to the layout of settings, and there are even hints of a mystery feature named Workspaces.

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Disclaimer: Teardowns are based on evidence found inside of apks (Android's application package) and are necessarily speculative and usually based on incomplete information.
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Google app v8.49 beta prepares Collection sharing, Lens image search history, and and Workspaces [APK Teardown] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Lens is now available on Google Images for mobile devices

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Last month, Google announced a pile of changes to both Search and Google Images, including coming Lens integration. The feature would allow interested parties to interact with media in Google Images to learn more about its content, via the magic of AI. If you've used Lens on your phone before, this is pretty similar, but applied to content in Google Images. According to a blog post today and our own confirmation, the feature is now rolling out.

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Lens is now available on Google Images for mobile devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: New look hits Desktop, plus metadata news] Lens is coming to Google Images, ‘featured videos’ in search cards, and more

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Google continues the day's deluge of announcements. Next up with a pile of new features is Google Images, with changes including Lens integration, image ranking tweaks, and expanded captions for context. A new "featured videos" card for automatically played results will also appear for some queries.

The biggest change to Google Images announced today is the coming addition of Lens for AI-powered exploration of images that appear in search queries.

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[Update: New look hits Desktop, plus metadata news] Lens is coming to Google Images, 'featured videos' in search cards, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: New look hits Desktop, plus metadata news] Lens is coming to Google Images, ‘featured videos’ in search cards, and more

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Google continues the day's deluge of announcements. Next up with a pile of new features is Google Images, with changes including Lens integration, image ranking tweaks, and expanded captions for context. A new "featured videos" card for automatically played results will also appear for some queries.

The biggest change to Google Images announced today is the coming addition of Lens for AI-powered exploration of images that appear in search queries.

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[Update: New look hits Desktop, plus metadata news] Lens is coming to Google Images, 'featured videos' in search cards, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Leak reveals Pixel 3’s Google Camera will support real-time Lens analysis

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Real-time detection in the Google Lens app began rolling out in May 2018, but it's still not possible to use the tool in real-time just by opening up the basic Google Camera app. That won't be the case for long, though, according to a new leak that shows Lens running by default in the Pixel 3's camera. In a video published (then quickly unpublished) by a tipster, the standard Google Camera clocks an email address on a business card, then a pop-up suggests copying that address over to Gmail.

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Leak reveals Pixel 3's Google Camera will support real-time Lens analysis was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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