The Improvements in Google Goggles 1.4 for Android
Article by George Norman
On 11 May 2011
Google Goggles, the Android app that allows you to search for something by simply taking a photo of that something, keeps getting cool new features. When the app was updated to version 1.3 back in January, it came with the following: faster barcode scanning, it could recognize print ads in popular magazines and newspapers, and it could solve Sudoku puzzles.

Earlier this week version 1.4 of Google Goggles has been released to Android users and as the development team behind the app said, with this version the focus fell on making “Goggles a better and more personal experience.” With that goal in sight, Google Goggles version 1.4 comes with the following new bits and pieces:

Sponsored Links

Better search history
You can search your Goggles results, make personal notes on specific results and share your results with friends. Notes you add to a Goggles result will show up in the search history.

To enable search history follow these instructions: Menu -> Settings -> Enable history -> Continue -> select an account -> OK. To make a note, when viewing a search result, just tap the pencil displayed in the corner.

You can suggest better results
Visual recognition is a complicated task and for that reason Google Goggles still has problems recognizing certain categories of items. When Goggles cannot find an image match or if it provides you with a poor search result, you can suggest a better result by tapping “Can you suggest a better result?”. When you suggest a better result, you can crop the image and add a description.

Better business card recognition

Previous versions of Google Goggles only recognized the text on a business card. Version 1.4 recognizes the info on a business card as a contact and makes it easy for you to add that contact to your phone’s contact list.

If you would like to get Google Goggles, you can download it from the Android Market or you can scan the QR code presented below.
Additional information on Google Goggles is available

Tags: oogle, Google Goggles
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 08 Oct 2015
You don’t really need an Android phone, phablet or tablet to play Android games. What you need is an emulator, a specialized tool that lets you run Android on your Windows PC.
By George Norman on 08 Oct 2015
Samsung’s latest innovation is to give its Galaxy smartphones a curved display, the curved part being dubbed as the Edge Screen. Take a look at everything the Edge Screen can do.
Related News
By George Norman on 18 Jun 2015
Facebook recently rolled out a new standalone iOS and Android app called Moments. What it does is it helps people easily share photos.
By George Norman on 18 Jun 2015
To lend a helping hand to all the Muslims who observe Ramadan, Google came up with My Ramadan Companion. It provides useful information about Ramadan, easy access to Ramadan apps, and more.
By George Norman on 22 Jun 2015
Over the weekend, Intel quietly rolled out a free Android app that can be used to remotely control a...
By George Norman on 22 Jun 2015
Microsoft recently announced that starting in July, a Beta version of Cortana for Android will be available to test. It will work as a companion to Cortana on your Windows 10 PC.
Sponsored Links
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
The Improvements in Google Goggles 1.4 for Android
HTML Linking Code