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Google Goggles update adds ability to translate text into another language

May 6, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Google, Lifestyle

Google Goggles update adds ability to translate text into another language

Quite a few geeks got excited when Google Goggles was shown off automatically scanning a German menu and translating it into English. Google has decided that the rest of the world needs to be able to figure out how to say Strudle in English. (Uh, Strudle?)

Goggles has been updated to include the ability to scan an image, convert it to text, and then translate it into another language. The app has expanded to include support for reading English, French, Italian, Germany and Spanish. It can translate to those languages and many more, primarily for Latin-based languages.

Download the app from the Android Market provided you have Android 1.6 or higher. Support for Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, and other non-Latin languages will eventually be supported, but Google is focusing on the Latin languages at the moment.

[Google Mobile]