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Google Goggles updated with scan-text-to-translate feature

The cool Android app Google Goggles has been updated with an awesome new feature. It is now capable of scanning and translating text along with its base functionality of recognizing buildings and places.

The translation works as expected – you point your device at some text, take a picture and you get your translation. Note that you may select only a specific area of interest, not the whole thing in front of you.

At this stage the Goggles can read only English, German, French, Spanish and Italian, but it can translate into many more languages. Google is working on expanding the recognizable languages.

You can update you Goggles via the Android Market or get the link by scanning the bar code provided by the official Google blog.

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