“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.”
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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