Google Goggles lets you use pictures taken with your mobile phone to search the web.
|Android App:||Google Goggles|
Android App Labs Review
|Review Device:||Motorola Droid|
|Firmware:||Google Android version 2.0.1|
Google Goggles uses your phones camera to take a picture of an item. It then scans the image and does a search against Google’s image database. It’s extremely useful for things that are difficult to search for by typing or speaking a word or phrase into a search engine.
Google Goggles works well with books, DVDs, logos, contact info, text, artwork, products, barcodes, businesses and landmarks. It is not very effective at recognizing animals, plants, clothing, cars and furniture.
Requirements for Google Goggles:
- An Android device running Android 1.6 or above
- A QVGA screen
- A camera with autofocus
Videos from Google:
Images from Google:
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Screen Captures from Motorola Droid:
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Google Goggles is an amazing application even though it is still in it’s early stages. While it certainly cannot recognize everything you take a picture of it does an astounding job on many items.
Even when it does not recognize an object it is tremendous fun just watching your phone screen an seeing the “Borg” like scan of the image.
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