Google Goggles 1.6 update for Android users

Google Goggles 1.6

Earlier this year saw the Google Goggles app 1.4 version come to fore, and again the company is all set hit Android users with its updated version 1.6. It works in the background by scanning and analyzing images and is complete with some appealing features for Android users, shares the Google Mobile Blog.

This Goggles 1.6 enables direct use of the handset’s Android-powered camera by selection of ‘search from camera’ feature in the app. Users have to ‘opt-in’ for the app to function since the images clicked are sent to Google’s servers to return with information pertaining specifically to the photographs. The results appear in the status bar at the bottom of the screen providing users with additional facts.

Google Mobile Blog states, “Let’s say that I’m going on vacation, and I decide to use my Android-powered phone as my primary camera. Goggles would identify landmarks, paintings and other interesting objects in my photos. I can share these facts about my vacation with my friends right from my Goggles search history.”

The app notifies users, incase images contains objects that it recognizes. As of now, it doesn’t function as smoothly when taking pictures of animals, plants, cars and furniture as opposed to travel destinations, paintings and more. It, thus, recognizes landmarks, paintings and other objects in the snapshots, which can then be shared with others directly from the Goggles search history.

After launching version 1.6, users can select ‘opt-in’ and ‘search from camera’ options in the setting menu of the app. Overall, it more or less gives users the chance to share their experiences with family and friends, which they otherwise would find difficult to describe.

The Google Goggles 1.6 is available for Android 2.1 and newer devices.