Following the initial release of Google Goggles, Google has just launched a new version of Goggles which is faster and smarter than ever before. The new Goggles 1.3 client for Android can scan barcodes almost instantly; within a second the phone gently vibrates and presents results, without requiring a button press. Furthermore, all versions of Goggles can now recognize print ads in popular magazines and newspapers which is different from the marketing experiment Google announced in November. Google now recognizing a much broader range of ads than initially included in its marketing experiment.
Last but not least Goggles can now recognize Sudoku puzzles and provide answers to help make users 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 v1.3 with improved barcode scanning is now available as a free download from the Android Market. Recognition of print ads and Sudoku solver is now enabled for Google Goggles on Android, as well as the Goggles component of the Google Mobile App on the Apple iPhone.
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