WASHINGTON – Expanding its web empire to another horizon, Google purchases a killer app, Word Lens, which has the capability to translate languages in real time via in-built camera of smartphones.Usually an in-app purchase apply to it, but it’s now free for a limited time
Launched back in 2010 by Quest Visual, this unique app translated a number of different languages in real time using just the smartphone’s camera.
Helpful in you traveling abroad, Word Lens users would simply hold the phone up to a sign and the camera would immediately translate it, TechRepublic reported.
At present languages which can be translated via your smartphone camera are English, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Russian, and Spanish.
The good thing about the app is that it doesn’t require internet to translate from other languages to English.
“The app itself is free to download from the App Store for both the iPhone and iPad,” the report further said.
” The translations are available via an in-app purchase, though they are currently free. It’s also available on the Google Play Store for Android users.”