Google Goggles is finally dead as it's being replaced by Google Lens

All the way back in 2009, Google launched its first-ever visual search application in the form of Google Goggles. It was a really exciting app at the time, but seeing as how the last software update it received was in 2014, development for it's been dead for quite some time.

However, completely out of the blue, Google Goggles recently received its first update in over three years. After opening the app following this update, users are greeted with the below message.

It's no secret that Lens is a spiritual successor to Goggles, but it's still funny that Google would bother spending any time updating the app in the first place.

When's the last time you used Google Goggles?

Six months later, Google Lens still isn't great

Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.