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Google Goggles for Android gets background scanning feature

New update allows linking Google Goggles functionality directly from the camera app and initiates the search when an image is captured.

A new update of the Google Goggles application has now been released which brings background scanning and analysis of the images captured. Goggles works like the Google image search function and uses image recognition technology for identifying objects. This application is available to the devices running Android 2.1 or higher update.

The current Google Goggles 1.6 integrates the application with the camera App to enable background scanning of the freshly captured image. So users can set the Goggles to run ‘search automatically’ when the photos are captured with the camera.

However, the update does not automatically enable the Goggles settings in camera app. One has to manually enable those settings in the Google Goggles app.

Google Goggles is quite a useful application for people who dig trivial information, wish to translate text in foreign language and scanning business cards. Going a step ahead, the new update also allows the Google Goggles to respond to the Barcode intents.

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