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Fresh Android Apps for May 10: WatchESPN, Google Goggles update

by Ian Black

Eyes open wide. First watch ESPN live streaming video (WatchESPN) and then strap on some augmented realty eyewear (Google Goggles).

WatchESPN (Free)

Oh yeah! Listen up, sports fans. ESPN streaming video arrives on Android with this new app.

You get 24/7 streaming access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and ESPNU, which covers NBA playoffs and championship, the MLB season, Masters and US Open golf, college football and basketball, Euro 2012 Soccer, grand slam tennis action, and the regular shows Mike & Mike, SportsNation, and the ultimate highlight reel mainstay – SportsCenter. What more could you ask for?

Red tape? Yes, a little. For now, you need to be an ESPN subscriber via cable on either Bright House Networks, Time Warner Cable or Verizon FIOS. Hopefully, this service will roll out to more markets after an initial launch.

Google Goggles update (Free)

What if you had super-smart goggles that could tell you additional information about a product, or painting, or tourist site when you looked at these things? Stop wondering. You already have this power inside your Android phone. It’s a service called Google Goggles.

Take a picture of artwork, a landmark, a store, or something on a store shelf through the app and you’ll get search results that tell you more about it. The service recognizes images by matching them against Google’s huge cloud of images.

This new update includes improves business card scanning, enhances search history features, adds an option to save found images to your SD card, and offers the ability to save pictures for processing later.