Today Google announced a new feature of Google Goggles that will translate the real world by pattern recolonization to your language.We all know about Google Translation, that will translate a web page to your known language.But, Google Goggles will recognize the real world entities like a food menu in a hotel, a shop name on a board, a poster etc that are in a language you cannot recognize.With Google Goggles you can translate those in just 4 steps.
- Point your phone at a word or phrase. Use the region of interest button to draw a box around specific words
- Press the shutter button
- If Goggles recognizes the text, it will give you the option to translate
- Press the translate button to select the source and destination languages.
The first Goggles translation prototype was unveiled earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and could only recognize German text. Today Goggles can read English, French, Italian, German and Spanish and can translate to many more languages.Google is also trying to eventually read non-Latin languages (such as Chinese, Hindi and Arabic) as well.
In addition to translation, Goggles v1.1 features improved bar code recognition, a larger corpus of artwork, recognition of many more products and logos, an improved user interface, and the ability to start visual searches using images in your phone’s photo gallery.
Google Goggles v1.1 is available on devices running Android 1.6 and higher. To download, please scan the QR code below or go to the Android Market app on your phone and search for “Google Goggles”.
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