November 28, 2014

Google Goggles Now a Reality - Download Today!

google_goggleWe just learned of the new Visual Search from Google over the weekend, but it turns out the search service is ready to go!  Forget that waiting period we were expecting while Google employees tested the app out.  Apparently, they’ve been playing with this for months now.

Head to the Android Market and download Google Goggles and get in on the new way of searching.  Using your camera phone, you can snap a picture of books, landmarks, artwork, places, contact information get Google results instantly.  Yes, it’s free!  Perhaps it’s the skeptic in us but we tried this out a couple of times and found the app to be considerably more accurate than expected. 

There’s a handy video that helps users understand what works well and what doesn’t.  This will be one app we’re going to enjoy watching evolve!



  • Mickey G

    These guys never rest!

    An amazing digital world lies before us…

  • Wyatt

    Already got it and so far it is sweet!

  • Stephen

    Is it by chance Android 1.6+ required? Cause my Hero isn't finding it.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/smikwily smikwily

    According to the docs, it is 1.6: http://google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl

    • Stephen

      ah! Should've seen that. Thanks. Here's hoping HTC (or xda devs) roll out a 2.x ROM soon!

  • http://twitter.com/visionmix @visionmix

    The greatest thing about google, that no other company does is this: every time they put something new out… I end up saying… That is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Sure enough, google goggles is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Been playing with it all morning and it is surprisingly accurate.

  • Carl Withakay

    also not finding it in the market with my Sprint Hero

  • robert B

    Why dont you guys put the code symbol on your articles of the applic ations your taking about. Make it easier than having to go to the lousy market looking for it. Thanks anyway, great article.

  • http://twitter.com/kylepozan @kylepozan

    You wanna know what's not cool? Android is already on its way to following in the footsteps of Windows Mobile – leaving people behind. Why not make the application 1.5 compatible, and then releasing an update for the application once the Hero, Eris, and Cliq are updated to 2.0?

    This type of stuff makes me wish for the "One Phone, One OS" model that Apple employs.

  • mike

    not appearing on Hero in the UK

  • http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2009/07/31/mio-navman-spirit-v735-tv-review/ sheenjhon

    Great news friends. I'll surely get the software downloaded as soon as possible.Thanks for the information.
    Mio Navman Spirit V505

  • http://twitter.com/Jamesch85 @Jamesch85

    I am just planning to buy a G1. Am I going to be able to put 1.6 on G1 and then run this app?

    • Marching Fish

      Yes, you will be able to put 1.6 on your G1

  • thekidslepthere

    I was wondering if this is what happened to Enkin. I went to their blog, they don't say it outright but the fact that they posted their first update in a long time yesterday has to make you wonder…

    http://enkinblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/whole-story

  • JustAPhoneUser

    I downloaded it to my G1, opened the app, turned around and took a picture of a print hanging on my wall, and within a few seconds the full history of the painting was at my finger tips. The print was of an obscure Picasso, one that was put into archives after only one exhibition. I was very impressed.

    Man, Navigation+Google Voice+Goggles+Listen, etc… Android is getting good.

  • http://www.christofferfoto.com chrstein

    So, how does one suggest that a guy from Norway can download Goggles to his HTC Tattoo when Android Market does not offer this download? Any suggestion/download link would be much appreciated!:0)

    • Hiro

      in order to have it on hero you need fimware upgrade – htc is working on v 2.0 for hero, due in 1st qtr 2010 – nothing you can do for now.

      • http://www.christofferfoto.com chrstein

        Ok, but I am trying to install it on my Tattoo. Android Marked is not opened for paid downloads yet, anyone got an alternative download source?

  • manuel

    Using search in android market I have been unable to find Google Goggles. I am using a Samsung Behold II on T-Mobile.

    • Bobbo

      needs android 1.6 and we only have 1.5

  • Charlotte

    Hey, I really want it for my HTC tattoo and when I search for it it says there are no matches found…WHY??

  • Oui D

    i can't see it in my tattoo :~ i really want it

  • http://niningm06.student.ipb.ac.id nining

    wow,, awesome,, :)

  • Joca

    HTC Tattoo camera is useless for tasks like that, no focus and no quality at all. I have one and i feel like i was robbed by HTC. No decent camera (my 2megapixel 30 buck cellphone cam is way better) no bluetooth file transfer… and i dont understand all the discussion about android 2.1 in Tattoo… i sent an email to HTC and they said there will be no 2.1 update for my crapy Tattoo… sell it fast or root it.