Easy translation with Google Goggles

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Googhle CEO Eric Schmidt presented  the new Google Goggles, a program available for Android smartphones.  It allows to take a picture of an object, building, monument,… and it will search for more information on this object (which sounds like a static version of Augmented Reality to me).  Goggles now comes with an additional feature: it translates the text it finds on the photographed object. 

Sounds really interesting, but I fear that the translation will be of the same poor quality as the average web translations, like Babelfish, which literally translates word per word, but doesn’t give a correct translation for a full sentence.  Still, it could be handy if you’re travelling and you need to have just a few words translated to understand the context of something (for example, the menu of a restaurant).

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