Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Google Powers Up Its Search Capabilities With Google Goggles

By Benedict Wee

One of the reasons why I prefer Android-run mobiles over the iPhone is because of the great software support Google gives to their mobile OS with useful apps like SMS Backup. And with today's surprise launch of Google Goggles it has made owning an Android smartphone just that bit more special.

Google Goggles is a visual search application that reads photographs of books, bar codes, art, products etc. and searches the web for information regarding the object you took a picture of. In addition to that amazing ability, it can scan printed text and numbers such as business cards, giving you an easier method to input contact details. They've also thrown in an augmented reality function to display information about surrounding businesses using the camera and GPS hardware built-into the phones for good measure.

How does that work? I don't know but I'm currently sticking to the: "my HTC Magic was magically made sentient" theory. Google Goggles is now available for all Android phones running firmware 1.6 and up.



  1. Hey dude. I love what Google is doing with their phones as well.. certainly keeps Apple from getting complacent! Keep up the great blog. ~Sean

  2. Hey Sean,
    Thanks for the compliment! Glad you enjoy reading the blog as much as I do writing it.

  3. Google Goggles is a visual search software reads the books, photographs, bar codes, art and products online, etc., and looking for information about the item you took the photo.

  4. Google is best search engine today in the world .It gives the best result in short time .Google is also gives the many good another service like Gmail,Google Earth and Many more.

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  5. Google is big name in technology.Its all application are great and give the best feature also.Its all application work on computer and mobile also.This is helpful to any where any time.

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