Rumor: Google’s Android Camera App To Get Even Smart With Goggles Search Functionality

Google is not only focusing on a variety of apps, devices and services, but specifically putting an eye on its main business, Search. In that case here, Google rumored to incorporate something into its Android camera apps to get even smarter with visual search functions, that allows smartphone photo-snappers to Google Search for information directly from their pictures. The latest one suggests even the official Google Camera app is reportedly getting a bit of extra functionality, but actually is really nothing new, would simply be the implementation of a technology the Search giant already uses. The new technology may essentially combine Google Goggles, which is a visual-search app that’s been around for years with your Android camera.

Android Camera app to get Google Goggles Visual Search functionality
Speculated that the Android camera app would eventually get Google Goggles capabilities, which is obviously an augmented reality application that allows user make a search by taking a photograph of anything. A bit like location tracking, mapping and GEO-tagging. Goggles lets users take pictures of recognizable or famous objects and instantly discover more infor about such things. Plus, it can even read the text in eight languages and translate it. With that said, Google’s new technology would let users trace an outline around the object they want information on, getting rid of background noise and clutter.

Google Goggles is an awesome app and not everyone goes through the effort of downloading it. Reason why, Google bringing its unfamilar functionality into the official camera app, but would be a significant move that makes a part of the stock Android experience in devices like the Nexus. There will still be a new feature, allowing users to outline specific areas of the image captured in order to directly target their searches.

So far, this functionality has been tested in mobile devices and waerables which could also suggest that it may come to products like Google Glass and possibly even VR or augmented reality headset.

(Source: SlashGear)

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