Google Goggles is an intriguing feature (though some also call it “terrifying”) that basically allows you to search the world around you using your device’s camera. Want to know more about a building, painting, or book that you’re looking at? Snap a shot of it with your iPhone and Google will dig up info from sources like Wikipedia, Google Book Search, Google Maps, and other Web resources. We’ve embedded Google’s demo video below to help you get a better idea of Google Goggles in action.
Instead of releasing Google Goggles as a separate app, Google added it to
Google Mobile App, its Swiss-Army-knife-like app for searching the Web and accessing other Google services.
Google Mobile App version 0.7.0.4836 (yes, that’s the official update number) is available now in the App Store for free. It’s a universal app that requires an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 3.0 or later.
Updated at 2:31pm PT with Google’s demo video
Updated at 2:49pm PT to remove iPod touch as a supported device