Google Goggles Gains More Languages and Other Improvements
Today Google announced a new version of its Goggles product for Android devices. Goggles version 1.1 now recognizes a number of new languages, including English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Users can take pictures of text written in these languages, and Goggles will analyze the text and return results in the language of the users choice. According to Google, the new version of Goggles also features an improved barcode recognition tool; the ability to recognize more products, logos and artwork; a re-worked user interface; and the ability to initiate visual searches using images from a phone's photo gallery. The new version of Google Goggles is available in the Android Market to all devices running Android 1.6 and up.
Google's Now On Tap Adds QR Scanning to Camera, Instant Translations
Google today announced an update to its Now On Tap search tool that adds several compelling new functions. First, a long press of the home button will allow people to scan any QR code or barcode when using the camera.
Google Now On Tap Lets You Search Selected Text and Images
Google today announced an update to its Now On Tap feature for devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Moving forward, users will be able to highlight the exact set of text they'd like to search via Now On Tap.
Chrome for Android Speaks More Languages
Google today announced several improvements headed to its Chrome browser for Android devices. Primarily, the newest version of Chrome is better at translating languages.
Google's Travel Apps Add Support for More Languages and Countries
Even though the summer travel season has largely ended, Google this week expanded Google Trips, Google Flights, and Google Destinations to a more international audience thanks to new languages and availability. For example, Google Destinations is now available in 14 new languages, including Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Filipino, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Malaysian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, and Slovenian.
Google's GBoard App for Android Lets You Draw Emoji
Google today updated its GBoard keyboard application for Android handsets and made it possible for people to draw emoji. In the emoji search tool, GBoard can recognize finger-scrawled pictures and then automatically insert the correct emoji into your text.
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