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Google Goggles updates with continuous tracking and other goodies

Google Goggles, the self-referential app for scanning just about anything, sees its latest major release today. The official Google Mobile blog has all the saucy details on version 1.7. The big new feature is continuous scanning, i.e., getting your barcode or QR code results instantly without taking a photo first. It's essentially extracting the relevant information straight out of a video feed from your smartphone's camera sensor - neat.

Google Labs Closes, Nothing Changes

It was the worst day in the history of the world this Wedesday, today if you're reading this post on the correct day, when Google announced that they'd be closing their Google Labs department. For some this was a sign of imminent doom because they'd been experimenting right alongside Google Labs since before GMail. But for others, no change would be happening. Which are you? Let's have a talk and see, shall we?

Google Goggles updated now features language translation

The best part about this update is it’s available for 1.6 and up phones. I know there are a few of you still stuck on 1.5 but this does reach more users then some of the newer apps that are only compatible with 2.0 and up devices. With that being said, it’s good to see that Google is making a concerned effort to make their Android apps as good as possible. They are even keeping their mobile sites updated for Android devices.

Verizon begins Android 2.1 update rollout for Motorola Droid

The on again off again saga that is the Droid 2.1 update is on again, hopefully. Engadget has gotten their hands on an internal memo that that outlines the OTA update for the Droid. At noon today, which has come and gone, 1000 Droid users should receive the update and by midnight there should be 9000 more.  And by Thursday, almost all Droid’s should receive the OTA. Judging by how this was handled so far, I wouldn’t get my hopes up too high. The full memo is after the break.