Google Snaps Up Word Lens, Camera Translation App
Quest Visual today announced that Google has purchased its Word Lens application. Word Lens, which is available to both Android and iOS, translates text in realtime when viewed through a smartphone camera. Word Lens explained in a blog post that it will become a part of Google's language translation team. The Word Lens apps and associated feature packs have been made free while Word Lens transitions to Google. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Google Translate is already fairly powerful when it comes to deciphering languages. Adding the ability to do on-screen in real-time would be a big boost to Google's offering.
Review: GBoard and Word Flow Keyboards for iPhone
Google and Microsoft have fielded new keyboard apps — GBoard and Word Flow, respectively — for the Apple iPhone. GBoard includes search tools, while Word Flow lets you create your own themes.
Google Translate Gains 'Tap to Translate'
Google has updated its Google Translate app for Android and iOS mobile devices with a handful of new features. A tool called Tap to Translate in the Android app makes it simpler to translate text on the go.
Google Lens Rolling Out to All Android Users in Google Photos
Google today said all Android users can try Google Lens via the latest version of Google Photos for Android. Google Lens is an image-recognition function that relies on mobile cameras to perform searches.
iPhone Owners Gain Access to Google Lens in Google Photos
Google today said iOS users can try a preview of Google Lens in the latest version of Google Photos (v3.15). Google Lens is an image-recognition function that relies on mobile cameras to perform searches.