Google Goggles 1.6 powers up your Android camera

Today, Google Goggles for Android jumped up to version 1.6, and gained a super neat feature that enhances your Android camera's powers.

Today, Google Goggles for Android jumped up to version 1.6, and gained a super neat feature that enhances your Android camera's powers. The new opt-in Search from Camera feature lets Goggles automatically perform an image-based search in the background, whenever you snap a photo.

Here's how it works. After you've updated your Google Goggles app, launch it, tap Menu, then Settings. Then go ahead and enable Search from Camera.

From there, any time you use your Android camera to snap a photo, Goggles will parse it for identifiable landmarks, paintings, or other interesting objects, and notify you of its findings. It's all done in the background, so there's no extra fuss. What's more, you can share the app's findings right from your Google Goggles search history.

Google Goggles 1.6 is available now for Android 2.1 and newer devices.

(Credit: Google)

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