What is Google goggles? It’s a Google developed application that utilises the camera on your mobile device and uses Google search to cross reference the image (which might be something like a landmark) to give you more information about it. It’s early days for this product but it’s an innovative step giving people the ability to query the world around them.
Currently in beta testing but close enough to being released that Google have already demonstrated the next stage of development in this product, Google goggles is moving into the world of mobile translation. Use your phone’s camera to take a picture of text you want translated, web connectivity to send the image which will be run through an OCR process, translated by the Google translate tool and the translation neatly sent back to your phone.
Whilst the current beta version is only translating German to English, it’s bringing the universal translator one step closer to reality.