Google released an app for its augmented reality helper on Monday, directing users to a service that provides a quick link between the real world and the digital one.
Google Lens, introduced at, uses your phone's camera as a de facto Google search bar. For example, you could point a phone's camera at a tree and Google will tell you what kind it is. If you point it at a book, you'll get author info and reviews.
The app is a "quick way to access" Google Lens features, a company representative said.
The new software appears to work with phones running Android Marshmallow or higher, according to Android Police. Some users reported on Google Play that it didn't work on the and , though it was unclear what operating system they were using. They reported getting messages saying the app wasn't available on their devices.
The Google representative said the company is aware of the issue and has already applied patches.
"Some users still need to update the Google app for Lens to function properly," the representative said. "This will be fixed shortly."
First published June 4, 3:41 p.m. PT
Updates, 4:21 p.m.: Adds comment from Google; June 5 at 9:25 a.m.: Adds video about Google Lens features; 10:04 a.m.: Includes additional comment from Google on user issues with the Lens app.