Google promises Goggles for iPhone by late 2010

Apple Online Store“Google on Monday clarified its promise to release Google Goggles for iPhone,” Electronista reports. “Speaking at Stanford University’s Hot Chips conference, Goggles head David Petrou committed to having the iPhone version available by the end of this year.”

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The app “provides a true visual search based on results from a smartphone’s own camera, recognizing objects and turning up links to shopping sites when relevant,” Electronista reports.

Electronista reports, “Apple’s devices have been technically capable of using Goggles ever since the iPhone 3GS added the autofocus needed to get a reliable picture. Google’s app could be more accurare on the iPhone as tap-to-autofocus should be more precise than the usual automatic-only Android function. A front camera still rare in Android would raise the option of capturing some objects without having to hold them behind the phone.”

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17 Comments

  1. Once, I put Google Goggles on. When I looked at my friend’s Droid, It looked like an iPhone 4….Until I took them off… When you party with your friends, make sure they aren’t wearing Google Goggles so they don’t regret something in the morning.

  2. I wouldn’t worry about Google. Anytime there’s a problem, just erase your identity. There’s a business with potential, a service that let’s you start your life with no hassle as often as you want. Of course it’d get weird if everyone addressed you by different names, not to mention the mail, paychecks, licenses, and taxes.

  3. MDN- you need better proofreaders:

    “Google’s app could be more accurare on the iPhone as tap-to-autofocus should be more precise than the usual automatic-only Android function.”

    That should be “accurate” (not “accurare”).

    And:

    “A front camera still rare in Android would raise the option of capturing some objects without having to hold them behind the phone.”

    This is not English. Maybe you wanted:

    A front facing camera, still rare in Android phones, would raise the option…

    While these quotes are taken verbatim from the original article, I still think it behooves you to fix the text before you publish it here. Just my 2¢ worth…

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