Google Goggles updated with continuous mode improvements

The Google Goggles app for Android has been updated to version 1.8, with a couple of improvements for continuous mode -- that's the mode where Goggles continues to scan on-the-fly without requiring you to take a snapshot. Firstly, the speed barcode recognition in continuous mode has been increased twofold. And selected, recognized objects in continuous mode are now saved to your search history, assuming you've got that enabled in the settings page.

Goggles, if you're unfamiliar with it, uses Google's databases to recognize logos, products, works of art and other images through your Android device's camera. If you've yet to give it a whirl, you can find the Google Play Store link after the break.

Alex Dobie
Executive Editor

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

5 Comments
  • First step towards project glass?
  • I've never used it before...but I'll see What its all about. If its a battery hog, it will get uninstall.
  • Is this the best bar code reader of them all?
  • i love how it solves sudoku :D
  • I cant not sing into gmail.com {using android mobile tablet