Introduced in December last year, Google Goggles for Android might soon integrate instant translation capabilities.
In fact, Google has already presented a prototype version of Goggles a MWC 2010: a photo of a text in German was taken with the Nexus One, which then instantly translated the text into English. The prototype software connected the Nexus One’s camera to an OCR (optical character recognition) engine, and used Google Translate to translate the recognized text.
Google promises that “soon your phone will be able to translate signs, posters and other foreign text instantly into your language.” Unfortunately, Google didn’t say when exactly Android users will be able to enjoy the instant translation feature – but it shouldn’t be long until this happens.
A video demonstrating Google Goggles with instant translation can be watched below:
If you don’t have Google Goggles on your Android smartphone, you can visit Android Market to get it.
Via the official Google Mobile blog
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