Google Goggles app for Android and iPhone devices has just been upgraded to a newer version. Google Goggles 1.3 for Android can now scan barcodes faster, and recognize print ads in popular magazines across US and finally it can also solve any Sudoku puzzle if you scan the puzzle with your camera. While the improved barcode scanning is available for the Android client, the other two features, recognition of print ads and Sudoku solver are available for both Android and iPhone versions of the client.
Google Goggles for Android (and iPhone via Google Mobile app) is touted to solve Sudoku puzzles faster than a Sudoku champ. If you make a mistake somewhere while solving a Sudoku puzzle and just stuck there for hours, just scan the picture of the Sudoku puzzle using the app from your Android or iPhone and the solution will be there just in case you wanted a hit to proceed further. To test it yourself, grab the app now and see how quickly it solves the Sudoku puzzles or how it accurate information about the print ad scans are.
Download Google Goggles 1.3:
>> Android users: Download from market place or visit this link from the browser: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.google.android.apps.unveil
>> iPhone users: Visit the iTunes app store link to install the Google Mobile app
[via] Google Mobile blog