During the demonstration in Barcelona, a menu in German was used and a properly translated version was received quickly. Google Goggles uses a handset's camera to take pictures of items and landmarks from which a description and location of the item or landmark is sent to the user's phone. We previously reported that the Mountain View based search firm was working on software that would allow cellphones to automatically translate a conversation back and forth in real time. The company's CEO Eric Schmidt says that with the new capabilities of Goggles, they are getting closer to that goal. "I've got voice recognition (in my phone) and I've got Google translation... so why can't I just talk on the phone to someone who doesn't speak my language?” the CEO said, "Well we're not quite there yet but it's coming." No launch date for the service has been revealed.
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