Pixel 2 Screencaps: Google

Google showcased its new smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Wednesday and the devices will be the first to features its Google Lens AI software. Google introduced Lens at Google I/O in May, but the feature has not gotten further attention until now.

Google Product Executive, Aparna Chennapragada demonstrated how Google Lens works on the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL at Wednesday's launch event. Through the smartphone's camera application, users can more clearly identify text and images and execute actions.

The feature can grab details, such as email address, web addresses and phone numbers from an image and execute functions like adding them to an email, a new contact or simply copying the text. Google Lens can also identify art, books, movies, albums, and locations and suggest actions for a Pixel users.

Google Lens will be available to first and second generation Pixel devices later this year through the Google Assistant and Google Photos applications. There is no word on if or when the feature would be available natively on Pixel devices.