Google Now on Tap Gets Optical Character Recognition to ‘Read’ Photos

Google has updated a new feature to its Tap service optical character recognition (OCR). It is a small but useful feature in an update for Google Docs.

The OCR feature on Google Now on Tap seems to be in its very stages as it gives different results every time. Most of the times it does not deliver any results at all.User can capture an image from the Android 6.0 Marshmallow based device’s camera and simply scan it with Google Tap feature. The service recognise phone numbers from the captured image.

Google Now on Tap Gets Optical Character Recognition to 'Read' Photos

Google Now on Tap Gets Optical Character Recognition to ‘Read’ Photos

The OCR feature on a Nexus 6P and it worked a couple of the times. Some Reddit users scanned a book and TV info and got the results, some scanned phone numbers and were shown a Google Card as a result. Google is officially announce the feature and is possibly not promoting .But, it is a welcome feature for most Android users.

As for Google Docs, you export your files as .epub files a widely used open formats for ebooks. The features of .epub files are format according to the device’s screen size, something missing in pdf file formats. The file is supported by almost all the e-readers in the market except for Amazon Kindle devices.

Users can save files as .epub by using this options File>Download as>EPUB Publication.