Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

New Forums: Nexus Player | Nexus 9
test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old August 19th, 2010, 04:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 52
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Make Google Goggles work!

Can anyone tell me something that is guaranteed to work on Google Goggles? I've had nothing work so far, and I tried about 50 different things last night - it either returns no results almost immediately, or scans until the phone goes asleep.

Is it not working because the camera on the X10 is so crap? Perhaps my camera is bust because on any setting, with image stablising on or off, most of my images are blurry, with varying light, and it doesn't focus. Also, in low light the screen appears to have waves of lighter and darker areas going across it when I try to take photos, which is weird. I'd gladly take the camera in my 5 year old K800i over this one anyday.

Advertisements
disambiguation is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old August 19th, 2010, 05:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I've managed to get it to find things on the web, but I find its a nightmare to get a decent photo.It doesn't take the photo that's in the view finder as I press the button.Instead it zooms into some random corner of the photo so most of the time its not enough of the picture for it to search with.
Other scanners I've used have taken the photo as it appears in the view finder, it's only google goggles that can't manage it.
kungfu0210 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 19th, 2010, 06:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: somewhere between here and there
Gender: Male
Posts: 380
 
Device(s): pebble blue samsung galaxy s3
Carrier: EE

Thanks: 28
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Default

i've used it a couple of times. its more a novelty just now because i think its a relatively new app. know what you mean about the picture but i find if i remember to alter the view box then it works ok.
arkangeluk is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old August 19th, 2010, 01:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 7
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Google Goggles Works for Me.

I've had no problem with Goggles at all. Just about 1/2 hour ago, I took a picture of a box at Walmart, and found a cheaper place to buy what I was looking for. I've used it for books, stores, and even my remote on my television. There are some cases where it doesn't turn up what I hoped for, but that's life.

There's a grid on the screen, and you're best off fitting your picture into it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by disambiguation View Post
Can anyone tell me something that is guaranteed to work on Google Goggles? I've had nothing work so far, and I tried about 50 different things last night - it either returns no results almost immediately, or scans until the phone goes asleep.

Is it not working because the camera on the X10 is so crap? Perhaps my camera is bust because on any setting, with image stablising on or off, most of my images are blurry, with varying light, and it doesn't focus. Also, in low light the screen appears to have waves of lighter and darker areas going across it when I try to take photos, which is weird. I'd gladly take the camera in my 5 year old K800i over this one anyday.
sbrettell is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 20th, 2010, 03:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 52
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
There's a grid on the screen, and you're best off fitting your picture into it.
Well - duhh!!! It just plain does not work for me. After an hour or so draining my battery trying last night, absolutely nothing was recognised, from books, barcodes, famous logos to an Xperia X10 itself! These things are in googles goggles advert material which implies they should work.

I've given up and removed the app. I may try a re-install, but now don't know if I can be bothered, at least until they improve the recognition technology.
disambiguation is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 20th, 2010, 08:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
BingoRingo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Aylmer, Quebec
Posts: 399
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 - SGH-T999
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6
Thanked 55 Times in 34 Posts
Default Didn't work for me

I haven't had any luck either. I use however Barcode Scanner and recently I started using ScanLife to help find better prices online. You need the bar code though. I found that ScanLife is much better at scanning and recognizing the code, but Barcode Scanner directs you to Google almost immediately.

Google Goggles... nothing!
BingoRingo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The Xperia X10 announced November 2009 was Sony Ericssons first flagship phone running the Android OS and at the time of announcement - the first Android handset to come with a 1 GHz Snapdragon Processor setting a path and standard for other 'h... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:07 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.