Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Google Goggles gets updated its fast , smarter and now solves Sudoku


Google Goggles is another excellent mobile app from Google for Android and iPhone which can scan barcodes, images and give us valuable information on the scanned product. Google has released Goggles 1.3 client for Android can scan barcodes almost instantly. Now they can even recognize print ads in popular magazines and newspapers and can solve Sudoku for you.

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Barcodes
When shopping offline, it’s helpful to be able to learn more about a product by scanning its barcode. With the new Android version of Google Goggles, scanning barcodes is much faster. Open Goggles and hover over the barcode or QR code. Within a second the phone gently vibrates and presents results, without requiring a button press. Simply tap on the result to read product reviews, check in-store availability and compare prices.

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Print ads in magazines and newspapers
Next time you're flipping through the pages of your favorite magazine, try taking a picture of an ad with Goggles. Goggles will recognize print ad and return web search results about the product or brand. This new feature of Goggles is enabled for print ads appearing in major U.S. magazines and newspapers from August 2010 onwards.

Sudoku
You make a mistake and are unable to solve the puzzle. Now, Goggles on Android and iPhone can recognize puzzles and provide answers to help make you faster than a Sudoku champ. So if you ever get stuck, take a clear picture of the entire puzzle with Goggles and we’ll tell you the correct solution. Check out this video to see how it works.

Source: Google Mobile Blog


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