August 10, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!
Google is making it even easier to get around a foreign city when you travel. The Google Translate app for Android got a major update allowing you to take a photo of a sign or even a menu, and translate it into another language. Now you never have to sit in a café unable to read the menu and wonder “what is it I just ordered?”
Here’s how it works.
Using your phone’s camera, point to the text you want translated, and take a picture. Then freeze the image and swipe the words you want translated (see the image above).
Google can translate the text into Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. The company says it’s worki…
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