Samsung Galaxy S24 has raised the bar by incorporating Google's innovative Circle to Search feature.
Google unveiled the Circle to Search feature on Wednesday, an innovative gesture-based method for swiftly accessing information without exiting your application.
Initially, this feature will be exclusive to the upcoming Galaxy S24 and the Pixel 8 / Pixel 8 Pro, scheduled to roll out by the end of January.
Google presents Circle to Search as "a new way to search anything on your Android phone without switching apps."
To activate this feature, you can initiate it by long-pressing either the home button or the navigation bar.
This feature can be activated by long-pressing the home button or navigation bar.
Then, circle something on your screen with your finger and see the results pop up at the bottom.
To return on the recent doing, “simply swipe away and you’re right back where you started,” Google Search VP Cathy Edwards wrote in a company blog post.
This game-changing feature Circle to Search isn’t only limited to circling.
Google Search VP Elizabeth Reid wrote, “With a simple gesture, you can select images, text or videos in whatever way comes naturally to you — like circling, highlighting, scribbling or tapping.”
The Circle to Search functionality seamlessly integrates with multisearch, a text/image search feature introduced by Google in the Google app in 2022.
Google recommends using the circling method to identify a specific item, such as a corn dog, featured in a popular social media post, and posing questions like, "Why are these so popular?" it prompts Google to provide quick insights, such as revealing that these popular sweet and savoury treats are known as Korean corn dogs.
The functionality operates with all elements visible on your screen, encompassing products, various objects, or text within videos.
Google integrating generative AI into the Lens feature:
In other news that transcends specific hardware, the company is integrating generative AI into the Lens multisearch feature within the Google app.
This enhancement is designed to enable users to pose "more complex or nuanced questions."
An illustrative example involves encountering an unidentified board game at a yard sale, capturing an image, and querying Google Lens with, "How do you play this?"
Google asserts that this functionality will furnish a generative AI-driven summary utilizing the most pertinent information from the web.
The search results will incorporate supportive links, allowing users to delve deeper into the web for additional details.
The AI-powered multisearch overviews will be introduced this week in the Google app, accessible on both Android and iOS platforms in the United States (English language only).
This feature is available to all users meeting these criteria, without the need for beta opt-in.
Additionally, the Circle to Search feature is set to launch on January 31 for "select premium Android smartphones," commencing with the Galaxy S24 series, Pixel 8, and Pixel 8 Pro.
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