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Your Phone Camera Now Instantly Translates Japanese Text

Not enough people know that the Google Translate app includes a ridiculously cool feature called Word Lens that lets you hold your camera over some text and see a live translation. Google announced today that Word Lens now works in Japanese, meaning you can hold your phone up to a sign in Osaka and impress your friends by knowing exactly what it means. It even works offline, which you probably should be if you're in Japan without a roaming plan. Read More >>

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Google Translate for Android Can Read Pictures in Foreign Languages Now

Google Translate just got Word Lens, basically. The new feature in the latest update of the Google Translate app lets you take a picture in-app, and highlight text you want translated from one language into another. It's pretty cool. Read More >>

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Incredible World-Translating App Word Lens Is Finally on Android

Basically the coolest and most futuristic app for iOS is finally on Android. Word Lens—the augmented reality app that translates signs, newspapers, menus, and anything else from one language to another in real time—is finally out on Android. Read More >>