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Google Goggles updated to version 1.8 with refinements to continuous scanning mode

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Google Goggles has been updated to version 1.8, adding in the ability to save objects recognized by continuous mode to your history and doubling the speed of barcode recognition in continuous mode.

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After being last updated in December, Google Goggles (not to be confused with Google's new Project Glass) has finally had another update, bringing the version number to 1.8. Version 1.7's big new feature was continuous scanning — a mode in which the visual-search app automatically searches the camera's field of vision for objects it recognizes as scannable — and the new update makes that feature a bit easier to use. Barcode recognition is now twice as fast while shooting in continuous mode, and you can now save objects recognized by continuous mode to your history. It's worth noting that while the app is compatible with Android 2.2 and up, continuous mode will only work on Android 2.3 and above. Google Goggles is a free download and is available in the Google Play Store now.