Google on Tuesday stated users of KaiOS – which powers gadgets like JioPhone and HMD Global’s Banana Phone (Nokia 8110 4G) – will now be capable to use Google Lens on their phones to learn and translate words in real-time.
Google Lens is a picture recognition technology that’s designed to bring out relevant info related to things it identifies utilizing computer vision.
In a blog post, Google stated the corporate has been including options like integrated voice typing on KaiOS, voice-based language selection, and support for Indian languages to help “first-time internet users overcome barriers to literacy and interact with technology and their devices more naturally”.
“Today, we are extending this capability to the millions of Google Assistant users on KaiOS devices in India. From Assistant, they can click the camera icon to simply point their phone at the real-world text (like a product label, street sign, or document, for example,) and have it read back in their preferred language, translated, or defined,” it added.
Users will need to long-press the center button from the home screen to get started with the assistant.
The function is presently out there for English and plenty of Indian languages, together with Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, and Tamil, and can quickly be accessible in Kannada and Gujarati.
“This is another step in our commitment to make the language more accessible to everyone, and we hope this will enable millions of KaiOS users across the country to have a more seamless language experience,” the corporate stated.
According to KaiOS’ web site, it has been deployed over 100 million devices globally, and supports more than 300 apps. The firm has raised more than USD 80 million from various investors, together with Cathay Innovation, Google, and TCL Holdings.