Google has today released a new update for its Goggles Android application, which allows you to use images captured by the Android devices camera to allow you to carry out Google searches. The new update taking Goggles to version 1.7 now includes a continuous capture mode, allowing you to get results instantly without having to take a picture, and removing the need to press the devices camera to capture a picture.
Even though the snapshot mode is still available the new continuous mode enables you to scan a scene continuously. So you don’t need to worry about taking multiple pictures of books, products, artwork, or landmarks that you would like to search for.
Another features included in the new update now allows Android devices using Google Goggles to recognize portions of text. For example if you are reading a magazine and would like to share it or search for further information on a subject. Simply point Goggles at a part of the page, and instantly find a link to an online version to share immediately and Google will also return pages with similar text from around the web.
Google Goggles 1.7 is available for all Android devices, however you will need Android 2.3 or newer to use Continuous Mode. Download the new Goggles in Android Market now.