Android: Among a flurry of mini mobile announcements today, Google announced a new application called Google Goggles designed to let you search Google using your Android device’s camera. Just point, shoot, and search.
The video above gives you a good idea of how it works—and how it doesn’t. In a nutshell, Goggles wants to take search beyond typing and voice recognition (both of which Google Mobile search does pretty well on most smartphones). According to the developers, Google Goggles works great with objects like business cards, paintings, landmarks, wine, books and logos, but it’s not great with things like food, animals, and plants. It even does some small augmented reality work for businesses using your device’s location awareness and compass skills.
Right now Goggles is only available for Android users, but we’d imagine they’re working on Goggles for other devices as well. If you’ve got an Android device and you give it a try, let’s hear how well it works for you in the comments.