- Google lens camera-based translation feature is now available on the KaiOS phones in India
- The feature is currently available for English and other Indian languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, and Tamil
- The feature will be available soon in Kannada and Gujarati
Google lens camera-based translation is now available on the KaiOS devices in India. KaiOS is a mobile operating system that runs on budget-oriented feature phones, including JioPhone 1, and JioPhone 2. KaiOS Users can now access the Google lens within the Google Assistant app to read, translate, and define real-world texts.
To use the Google lens camera translation feature, open Google Assistant by long-pressing the center button. Then press the right soft key (Jio key) within the Assistant to launch the feature. Alternatively, users can also select Camera Translate from the menu and press the center button to use the Google lens. Once it’s launched, point the camera towards the text you want to translate and then press the center button. The app will translate the text, and it will also read aloud in the translated language.
The Google lens feature is currently available for English and other Indian languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, and Tamil. The feature will be available soon 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,” said Shriya Raghunathan, product manager Google Assistant, and Harsh Kharbanda, product manager Google Lens in a blogpost.
Previously the search giant has added several new features such as integrated voice typing on KaiOS, voice-based language selection, and support for Indian languages to help internet users overcome barriers to literacy and interact with technology.