At the end of last year, a Google Search update came out that added a "Search with Camera" feature. With Google Search, you could fire up your camera, snap a picture of something, and it would do an image search - it was basically Google Goggles integration. Besides the usual Goggles stuff, it was also really useful for scanning QR codes.

But, a few days ago, when the Search 2.5 update hit, "Search With Camera" got kicked to the curb.

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On the left is 2.4, on the right is 2.5. In 2.5, the "Search with camera" menu option is gone, and none of the voice commands work - camera search is completely disabled.

We've tried contacting Google about this, and they never got back to us, so we really have no idea why this feature suddenly vanished.

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We know technically why. "Enable_goggles" in resvaluesbools.xml is set to "false," which really doesn't look like an accident. So the question is, why? Why remove a perfectly working, useful feature?

Hopefully someone out there at Google is listening, and will at least give us an answer.