Google Goggles Updates – Solve Sudoku, Scan Barcode, Print Ads

Google launched Google Goggles 1.3 client for Android, which can scan barcodes almost instantly. Goggles can recognize print ads in popular magazines and newspapers from U.S.

Goggles can now solve sudoku puzzles for you with ease! This feature also works in the latest version of Google Mobile App for iPhone, along with print ads recognition.


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.

Print ads in magazines and newspapers

With new Google Goggle you can take picture of your favorite magazine while flipping through its pages. 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.

Solving Sudoku

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.

Google Goggles 1.3 with improved barcode scanning is available for download in Android Market. Recognition of print ads and Sudoku solver is now enabled for the Google Goggles app on Android, as well as the Goggles component of the Google Mobile App on iPhone.[source]

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Google Goggles Sudoku Demo


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