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Google Goggles comes to iPhone

updated 04:55 pm EDT, Tue October 5, 2010

Part of Google Mobile app

After some time in development, Google has finally launched an iPhone version of its Goggles search technology. The feature has been integrated into the existing Google Mobile app for the iPhone via a free update. Tapping on a camera button in the software triggers the Goggles mode, which generates search results based on objects it detects in an image.

Google cautions that Goggles is still in development, and currently limited to analyzing logos, landmarks and the covers of books, games and DVDs. The option is also English-only at present, and restricted to the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 because of a need for an autofocus camera. Despite barriers, Google notes that the app update should be "gradually" rolling out to all App Stores beginning today.

Goggles originally premiered for Android smartphones in December. On devices with Android 2.1 or later, it is also integrated into the platform by default. Google has been promising an iPhone release for several months.

by MacNN Staff



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  1. RoosterJuice

    Joined: Dec 1969


    my god Google owns.

    like... sorry Steve Jobs. Your keynotes are c***.

  1. leamanc

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Love it

    Although I'm not that excited about this feature, I am sick and tired of Android fanboys going on and on about how there is "nothing like Google Goggles for iPhone so iPhone is teh inferior!1!! lolz."

    So now what does Android have that iOS doesn't? (Even stuff like this that I'll never use).

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