Google Goggles is such a great name we're not surprised Google had to invent an app to go with it. The thinking behind the app is simple -- snap a photo and it searches Google for any text it can recognise, similar images and more info about the object in the photo.
We took Google Goggles for a test drive to see what it could see, and it was a mixed bag, with some searching coming up trumps and some coming up turnips. In use, it's an innovative and fun application, but it's very unreliable.
Alone against a white background, a can of delicious spray cheese was easily recognised by Google's teams of trained squirrels, and Google Goggles gave us a list of useful links to spray-cheese-related listings.
Google Goggles is free on the Android Market on phones running Android 1.6 or higher -- so not for HTC Hero fans.
Read on to find out how other photos fogged up Google Goggles.
The same can of aerosol cheese, photographed against a busier backround, didn't return any good results -- but Google did make a punt at finding similar images, returning a gallery including a lizard and a jacuzzi.