Google Goggles will be arriving on the iPhone later this year according to engineer David Petrou.
Google Goggles allows people to search by taking a photo – with Google's software identifying landmarks and objects.
End of the year
"We're working on an iPhone version, and hope to have it out by the end of the year," said Petrou.
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Goggles would be an immediate hit on the iPhone, with Google's apps always popular and the prospect of using the camera as a search tool an appealing one.
Goggles arrived though Google Labs, and the company has always insisted that it would not be making the technology proprietary for Android phones.