Google Goggles For iOS Gains Soduku & Ad Recognition

Today Google announced an update to their Goggles application for Android and also for the Goggles feature in the Google Mobile app for iOS.

The Android version got a bit more love with advanced bar code scanning but both iOS and Android received printed ad recognition and Sudoku puzzle solving.

What this update means is that Goggles can now help solve Soduku puzzles when a clear photo is taken of the game. The printed ad recognition returns product or brand search results for printed ads viewed through the iPhone camera.

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. This feature is different from the marketing experiment that we announced in November. We’re now recognizing a much broader range of ads than we initially included in our marketing experiment.

For a fun promotional video, check out the Sudoku support demo in Google Goggles below:

YouTube video


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