Googl Goggles 1.7 for Android, releaed today makes visual search experience much faster and providing better results with new features like continuous mode, improved text recognition and contributed results.
Google Goggles is available for all Android devices, but you'll need a device running Android 2.3 or newer to use Continuous Mode.
Skip the shutter with continuous mode
"You can now get results instantly without having to take a picture - no shutter press required! Goggles will scan the scene continuously so you don't need to worry about taking multiple pictures," informs David Petrou, Software Engineer.
"The new continuous mode works best with books, products, artwork, and landmarks. Snapshot mode is still available, and has some tricks that aren't in continuous mode yet, including translating text and adding a contact. Also, images recognized in continuous mode sessions won't show up in your Goggles Search History, so if you'd like to refer back to something, such as a painting in a gallery you should use snapshot mode."
Get richer results with text recognition
If Goggles recognizes a portion of text, you'll get results that have a close match to the text you've scanned. Just point Goggles at a part of the page, and instantly find a link to an online version to share immediately or read again later. Goggles will also pull up more information from pages around the web where that text is mentioned, so its easier to learn about what you're seeing," said Petrou.
More comprehensive results with your suggestions
When, you choose to suggest a better result or submit a new object altogether, your suggestion could become a result for the next user who searches for a similar object with Goggles.
Here are some screenshots of new features:
To get the Goggles 1.7, you can scan the QR code below, or visit Android Market.