Google [GOOG] has updated their Google Goggles application for Android, and the update adds a new feature, text translation.
The text translation works by you taking a photo of the text you want translated with your Android smartphone’s camera, the application will then translate the text you have photographed into English.
This could come in handy when you are on holiday, and want to translate menus, and various other documents, and you will be able to translate the text quickly on your Android smartphone.
At the moment the Google Goggles application with the text translation is exclusive to Android, there are no details on whether Google plans to roll this application out to other platforms.
The service currently supports a number of languages including English, French Italian, German and Spanish and Google intends to expand this further. Have a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.
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