Instant translation with Word Lens
The Translate app already lets you use camera mode to snap a photo of text and get a translation for it in 36 languages. Now, we’re taking it to the next level and letting you instantly translate text using your camera—so it’s way easier to navigate street signs in the Italian countryside or decide what to order off a Barcelona menu. While using the Translate app, just point your camera at a sign or text and you’ll see the translated text overlaid on your screen—even if you don’t have an Internet or data connection.
I’m glad to see Google utilizing their acquisition of Word Lens. It’s one of those apps that impressed me both when it first came out, and to this day. Google Translate seems like the perfect app for exploring new cultures with no worry about language barriers.