Google Goggles allows users to search the web just by taking mobile phone pictures

Google has launched an experimental product dubbed Goggles that allows smart-phone users to search for subjects simply by snapping a picture of them. 

The free application is only available on mobiles using Google’s Android operating system, leaving iPhone and Blackberry fans empty-handed. 

A Google spokesman has confirmed they will plan to ‘quickly develop’ the tool for other handsets but have not set any dates.

Enlarge Google GogglesGoogle Goggles is a visual search that works best on objects like books and DVDs as well as landmarks

Once users have downloaded the app using Google Goggles is a fairly simple process.

Users focus their phone’s camera on an object and Google will try to match portions of the picture with the tens of millions of images in its database, a spokesman for the search company said.

Project manager Shailesh Nalawadi added: ‘You see the exact product matched in your search results, without  typing or saying a word.’ 

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