Google Goggles has always impressed us with its ability to identify images and translate text. The new version 1.3 has an extra trick up its sleeve: take a picture of a Sudoku puzzle and it will solve it for you.
It’s not exactly productivity-enhancing, but it is an impressive trick. You can see a quick demonstration in the rough-and-ready video above, or check out Google’s more professional (but slightly cheesy) video demo below:
Sudoku-solving aside, the app also claims to be faster and will automatically scan barcodes without requiring you to actually take a photo. Goggles 1.3 is a free download for Android devices. The Sudoku-solving feature has also been added to the Goggles feature for iPhone.
[via Official Google Blog]