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 Search Speaks More than One Language at a Time
Google has improved the multilingual capabilities of its voice search feature. The latest version of Google Search allows users to speak up to five different languages without requiring that they change the settings each time.
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.
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