The search engine has obviously made some changes. To use the app, the visually challenged users just have to open the app and keep their phone pointed forward and Lookout will do everything on its own.
Google first introduced the Lookout app during the 2018 Google I/O developer conference. The Shopping mode is meant to help with barcodes and currency, while the Quick read mode is best for sorting mail as well as reading signs and labels. We're guessing it will all depend on how the app is received by Pixel 1, 2, and 3 users, whose feedback is specifically requested. The app starts in this mode by default.More news: Xbox Reveals Striking Limited Edition Phantom White Controller
A screenshot image of Lookout's modes, including "Explore", "Shopping", and "Quick read", as well as a second screenshot of Lookout detecting a dog in the camera frame. It also functions in the same way as Lens - receiving information and providing feedback based on what is captured on the device's rear camera.
Google advises users to hold or wear the device (hanging a Pixel phone from a lanyard around the neck or placing it in a front shirt pocket), for easy Lookout access.More news: Brazil school shooting: Deadly attack in São Paulo
The app, which was first announced at Google's I/O developer conference a year ago, is now available to United States users with a Pixel device, although Google Accessibility Engineering product manager Patrick Clary said in a blog post that Google "hope [s] to bring Lookout to more devices, countries and platforms soon". Without the need to press multiple buttons, users can accomplish what they need to do and safely get to know a new environment.
Google also rolled out automated closed captioning to Google Slides for US English in October, a feature that Google said makes presentations more accessible to audiences that are deaf or hard of hearing.More news: Google Releases Android Q Beta for Developers, Early Adopters
Lookout is now available for the Pixels in the U.S. and in English, though Google says it's looking forward to expanding it to more countries, languages, and platforms later.