It was only a few weeks ago when the tech world was going crazy over Word Lens, the iPhone app which instantly translates words into other languages…whilst you are looking at them through your phones camera.

If that wasn’t a huge step forward for mobile devices, Google has just updated its Goggles image recognition software so it can now solve Sudoku puzzles.

It could already recognise landmarks, cans of coke etc and provide you information back via Google search but this is a new level of genius. Yes it does suck the fun out of Sudoku but this is purely a flex of Google’s muscle, at the same time showing how fast mobile phones are developing .

I honestly think it will be 3/4 years until this stuff is built into your Android camera without the need for the separate app (especially with ad-funded handsets on the horizon).

Check out the video below: