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Google adds Goggles to Mobile app

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, October 5, 2010
News Categories: iPhone, Apps + Games

Google has released an update to the Google Mobile search app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad adding support for its Google Goggles search-by-image technology. Google Goggles allows users to take a picture of an object using the camera on an iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS and perform a search based on the image. Goggles will analyze the image and highlight the objects it recognizes at which point the user can tap on the image to perform searches on those objects. Goggles is a Google Labs feature and remains in testing, although it reportedly works well for objects such as landmarks, logos, and the covers of books, DVDs and games. The feature requires an auto-focusing camera and is therefore only available on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS and requires iOS 4 or later. Google Mobile is available from the App Store as a free download.

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Does the Goggles really work for iPad as well?

Posted by Jimmy Gunawan on October 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM (PDT)


I installed the new version of the Google Mobile App on my new Ipod Touch with camera and it says the Google Goggles feature is not supported.  Boo!

Posted by coronal on October 6, 2010 at 3:37 AM (PDT)


Goggles does not support iPad. Otherwise, it works on the iPad.

Posted by Sb on October 6, 2010 at 7:13 AM (PDT)


iPod Touch 4G not supported as the camera doesn’t have auto focus.

Posted by Stephen on October 6, 2010 at 8:17 AM (PDT)


As per the article: The feature requires an auto-focusing camera and is therefore only available on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on October 6, 2010 at 9:35 AM (PDT)

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