For those of you rocking out an Android device, there is an update to Google Goggles that just hit. Version 1.9 has made improvements to coverage of barcodes it recognizes as well as “Search from Camera” made easier. Full list of the new improvements are listed below and a link to get you updated quick, fats and in a hurry.
1. Improved recognition of products. We’ve increased our coverage of products and barcodes that Goggles recognizes, with a focus on international products and barcodes. Give it a whirl while you’re traveling.
2. Browse similar products. Have you ever struggled to replace a favorite dress? Goggles can help you find products that are similar to something you’ve owned or seen before. When you take a picture of an item and Goggles can’t find an exact match, you’ll have the option to browse products by category that look similar to your image. Refine by category, brands or gender, or long press an item to explore products that are similar to that selection.
3. “Search from camera” is now easier. Turn on Goggles with one click within your Android Camera app. As you go about your life taking photos, Google will provide you with relevant information on the things you’ve photographed. It’s a great way to learn more about what you see around you, especially when traveling.
Last but not least, when you scan a barcode or QR code that takes you to a webpage, Goggles will now show you a preview of the page, so you know where you’re going right away.
Google Goggles 1.9 is available for all Android devices. Scan the QR code below to download, or visit Google Play: http://goo.gl/VzVxh. And tell us what you think on +Android.