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Google Goggles for Android updated to 1.4, now offers notes and smart contact recognition

Those with an Android device will most likely know Google Goggles well. The smart-camera app that can identify a myriad of logos, books, DVD’s, landmarks, artwork, businesses, products, barcodes, and text and search online for information, a website or whatever you want on them.

Google Goggles Logo

It can even translate written text from one language to another and cheat solve Sudoku puzzles. Well Google’s Mobile Blog have just announced it’s receiving an update on Android.

Google Goggles 1.4, along with its already impressive repertoire of tricks can now recognise business cards as contact information and allows you to directly input those details into your phonebook. There’s enhanced search history functionality too so you can add a note on each of your scans to later remind yourself about them.

A big addition is search correction. If Google Goggles doesn’t identify your scans quite as it should, you can now add or clarify what it is you’ve just scanned, the idea being the collective corrections of all the app’s users can be used to improves the app’s accuracy over time.

Google Goggles 1.4 Screens

If you haven’t got the app yet you can simply download it from the Android Market here or scan the QR code on the source link. Google Goggles 1.4 works with Android devices supporting 1.6 and up so with that in mind, happy goggling!

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