Google makes Photomath acquisition official on Play Retailer

Google has formally introduced the AI-based math-solving app Photomath beneath its banner on the Play Retailer. This comes greater than a 12 months after the corporate introduced its acquisition of the favored app. Photomath permits customers to take photos of math issues and get step-by-step options. It launched in 2014 and has been downloaded greater than 100 million occasions on iOS and Android.

The deal final 12 months signaled Google’s intent to bolster its AI capabilities for math. Photomath’s AI is adept at recognizing handwritten textual content, diagrams, and symbols generally present in math questions. It may possibly interpret issues, present step-by-step directions, and provide visible explanations by means of animated movies.

Photomath will seemingly proceed to supply its Photomath Plus subscription service inside the app. For $9.99 monthly or $69.99 yearly, customers can unlock extra options corresponding to full textbook options, step-by-step animated tutorials, and extra in-depth drawback explanations. This might additionally present an ongoing income stream as Google seems to be to monetize the app.

Photomath is now beneath the wing of Google

It appears that Google will look to combine Photomath’s specialised math-solving capabilities into its merchandise. Some Google providers already provide math assist, corresponding to Google Lens and Gemini. For instance, the Homework filter in Lens means that you can {photograph} issues, however the options are typically restricted. Integrating Photomath might vastly enhance Lens and Search’s capacity to grasp complicated math ideas and supply extra complete solutions.

Google will preserve Photomath as a separate app, giving it its personal place within the instructional expertise market. In the meantime, it’ll additionally attain a wider viewers by embedding the expertise behind it into core Google experiences.

Google had beforehand acquired one other instructional app, Socratic. It additionally helps customers remedy math and different topic questions utilizing their cellular cameras. Nevertheless, Socratic hasn’t seen any updates since 2020, suggesting that Google might now be shifting its focus to Photomath.

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