Goggles has been an app only avail for the Android phones and we have been wanting it! Sure, there are apps that do a few of the features, but non have the power to pull all of it together like Googles does with their ‘Goggles’.
The feature is in the latest update to the Google’s free universal app. Upon installing it, you get a new camera icon/button between the search text box and the microphone button. Tap this to bring up the camera, which you can use to snap an image of a location, book, CD, sign, etc… and Goggles will look it over and tell you more about it. Does it work? Yes, scary well!
I’ll get into more detail after the below quick overview if your interested in really getting into the magic. Below is a snap I took through the Google app of a picture I have in my office. After the picture is taken, little squares sweep across the screen as Google attempts to recognize bits and pieces of the images.
Within seconds, the Google app came up with the closest guesses it had. In this case it pretty much knew what the image was of.
Tapping the suggested option at the bottom of the screen brings up the usual Google search results page.