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Google solves Sudoku

On-line Internet search engine giant has updated its Google Goggles application for mobile phones, which besides offering up improvements surrounding barcode scanning – now delivers Sudoku puzzle solving.

The Google Goggles app uses captured images as the basis of searching, instead of entered text into Google. This is all in order to provide results through image recognition, only now there’s another string to Goggles bow.

Version 1.3 of the new application has been reworked for almost instant barcode scanning, for the comparing of on-line product prices where the software can also recognise print ads in newspapers and magazines – in all the different device versions too.

The interesting addition to the latest version of Google Goggles is the ability to solve Sudoku puzzles, by just capturing the image on an Android device or iPhone.

Instead of spending sometime trawling over a puzzle, or even if you are stuck on a certain part of a Sudoku conundrum – just take a snap of the mind tingler inside of Goggles and the solution will present itself, as if by magic

Google Goggles 1.3 is available to download in Android Market, or as the Goggles component of the Google Mobile App on the iPhone.

Check out the video below for a demo of the Sudoku beating Google Goggles.

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