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Google Goggles now does translations

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:37PM EST

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Camera-happy, jet-setting, Android users should take another look at Google Goggles today. Google has added a translation feature to its Goggles application that allows you to photograph a word or phrase in a foreign language and have the application generate the appropriate translation. A prototype version of the translation feature was originally introduced at MWC 2010, however at that time it only supported German. The updated multi-language version of Goggles now supports English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish — and will eventually be expanded to include non-latin languages including Chinese, Hindi and Arabic. In addition to the updated translations, the new version also adds improved barcode recognition, an improved user interface, the ability to launch a search from within your phone’s photo gallery, and a larger database of: art work, products, and logos. The new Goggles application will set you back $0.00, is compatible with Android 1.6 or higher, and is ready for download from the Android market.