Google Goggles for Android Smarthones With Enhanced Camera Launched

A new version of Google Goggles launched today enhances the camera on Android-powered phone. "With this new opt-in feature in Goggles, you can simply photograph an image using your phone's camera, and Goggles will work in the background to analyze your image. If your photo contains items that Goggles can recognize, the app will notify […]

A new version of Google Goggles launched today enhances the camera on Android-powered phone. "With this new opt-in feature in Goggles, you can simply photograph an image using your phone's camera, and Goggles will work in the background to analyze your image. If your photo contains items that Goggles can recognize, the app will notify you," explains Pavel Vodenski, Software Engineer.

For expample, "Say that I'm going on vacation, and I decide to use my Android-powered phone as my primary camera. Goggles would identify landmarks, paintings and other interesting objects in my photos. I can share these facts about my vacation with my friends right from my Goggles search history," Vodenski explained.


(l-r) Goggles has found a search result for this popular landmark; Find out more about this item in your photo within Google Goggles

Photos you take with your phone's camera will only be seen by Goggles if you enable the Search from Camera feature.

Here's how:

  • launch Google Goggles
  • tap Menu > Settings > Search from Camera

Google Goggles 1.6 is available for Android 2.1 and newer devices from the Android Market, or by scanning the QR code below: