Google has announced this at the Google I/O, its annual developers conference in California.
Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa are great personal assistant, but it's beyond clear that Google Assistant is at the head of the pack.
Announcing the new feature, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai gave an example of how Google Lens will work.
While I was using the app and service directory (or as Google probably calls it, "Explore"), the thought occurred to me: why don't all voice assistants have this feature? Suppose you don't want your family members to see all the photos, you can only make some selected photos visible which you want that your family members should view. Nobody quite matches the innovation standards of the search engine giant Google and that's the reason probably why Google is Google! For instance, Photos will notice when you take a shot of a friend and nudge you to send it to her, so you don't forget. Facebook has its own version of this feature in its Moments app. Smart Reply is available in Gmail Inbox and Allo. Basically, consumers will have to wait till then to get their hands on smartphones based on this new OS.
There are also some clever context-aware editing tools: during the demo, Google showed how its new app could digitally remove the links of a chain fence to reveal a baseball player standing behind.
Pali Bhat, VP of payment products at Google, says the new offering is going to make life easier for a lot of people. Third-party Android phone makers may take longer to begin pushing out the update.
Rival Apple plans to provide unveil changes to the operating system for its popular iPhone next month. Initially the service will launch in the United States but will be rolled out to more countries over the next year. CNBC was also a launch partner for Actions on Google for the Google Assistant on Google Home in December 2016. But the similarly conceived Android One smartphones, costing just $100, have failed to catch on since their debut almost three years ago.