Google updates Google Goggles app with language translation

Google updates Google Goggles app with language translation

Summary: Google has updated their Google Goggles application, adding on a language translator tool if you're afraid of ordering something scary on the menu that you can't understand.

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For those of you planning on going abroad this summer with your Android-based smartphone, there will be another tool at your disposal should you have some issues with the local language.

Google has updated their Google Goggles application to version 1.1, adding on a language translator tool if you're afraid of ordering something scary on the menu that you can't understand.

To take advantage of these new-found language skills, the user must point the camera of the phone towards the text, snap the photo and hope that Google Goggles can read it.

Initially, supported languages are English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. It looks like Google is trying to get all of the Latin-based languages out of the way first, but Chinese, Hindi and Arabic support should be available soon.

Google Goggles v1.1 is supported by devices using Android 1.6 and higher, and owners can head to the Android Market for the download or scan the bar code from Google Mobile's official blog.

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  • RE: Google updates Google Goggles app with language translation

    Meh. Get back to me when it can do ancient Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and Sanskrit. OK, just kidding, sorta. I love that this can be done and would certainly use it (if I had a G-phone). I would seriously love to see ancient languages included in this feature! Imagine being able to actually read the writing on the walls of the pyramids! Historical tourism couldn't get any better than that.
    hnkelley
  • Goog : Version for iPhone and iPad ( & iPod) in the works?

    Does PC World, ZDnet, CNet ... anyone... know whether GoogleCo will offer versions for iPhone and iPad Users. <br>[ I use DRAGON speech recognition app for iPhone. Very good app. so maybe iPhone users don't need versions for Apple gadgets. I have used Dragon PRO for years , and found it easy to use on iPhone. Some friends & colleagues who had never used Dragon app. for iPhone , and some found it drove them nuts. LS for adam.okhai
    adam.okhai