Google Goggles is a tool for Android mobile phones, which lets you use pictures taken with your mobile phone to search the web. It’s ideal for things that aren’t easy to describe by words. Just open the app and snap a picture, and Goggles will display the result.
You can use it to recognize pictures of books & DVDs, landmarks, barcodes & QR codes, logos, contact info, artwork, businesses, products, or text. In case of texts, you can use it to translate the text from one language to another.
The latest version of Goggles (Ver 1.3) apart from being faster than the previous versions, has an added capability. Goggles can now solve Sudoku puzzles for you in seconds. Just take a picture of the entire Sudoku puzzle with Goggles. Goggles will first recognize the image as being a Sudoku puzzle. Click on the ‘Solve’ button and Goggle will solve it in just a few seconds. Check out the video below where Casey Ho, Google Engineer, demonstrates how easily and quickly Goggle solves a Sudoku.