Google Lens is about to allow landscape orientation on Android tablets


As we have already commented on more than one occasion, interest in tablets is resurfacing after a period when little attention was paid to them in favor of hybrid devices.

It may be because we are already entering a phase where the foldable mobile market is growing, and the opening of which allows foldable mobiles to become de facto tablets, for which efforts must be invested in the Improved experiences so that using foldable mobiles makes sense.

Anyway, the truth is that initiatives aimed at improving the experience of using applications on tablets are welcome. Google has already promised in the past Google I/O 2022 that I would optimize over 20 Android apps to work well on large screens.

Optimized experiences on tablets and other large screens

At this point, 9to5Google learned that Google is testing a new beta version of its main Android app where Google Lens already has the ability to expand its interface horizontally, making it easier to use on tablets and other large-screen devices.

Until now, it only allowed working with the interface in a vertical orientation, which doesn’t make much sense on tablets, since those devices make more sense to use in a horizontal orientation to take advantage of all the screen area.

The funny thing is that Google Lens, integrated into Google’s main application for Android, is the search tool that had not yet been updated, since the rest of the features of the Google app for Android were already adapted to work on tablet screens.

But as we say, this is a beta release, for which general users will not have access to this improvement until at least some time next week, a situation in which we expect that this beta version number 13.19 finally goes to the stable channel and therefore accessible to all Android tablet users.

As for mobile users, Google Lens in the Google Android app remains unchanged, still keeping the interface in portrait orientation. These are already other applications to follow.


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