[tools] Google Goggles Translates Text in Pictures

7 05 2010

Another thumbs-up for Google for introducing things which I consider them a must have when I am traveling in a foreign country. With the new version of the Google Goggles app (which is compatible with Android OS 1.6 or higher),  the apps can recognize words in written in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish and translate them into other languages.

This is sure helpful when it comes to ordering food when traveling instead of using sign language or butchering other folk’s national language 😛

I am now waiting for them to support non roman character languages such as Japanese and Chinese.

It is up to the telco must figure a way for better data charges when we are in a foreign land. Then Android phones will really be crucial. That’s my take.

[ GigaOM ]




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