An update to version 1.1 of Google Goggles might make the app more useful. A new feature allows you to highlight a word or a block of words and if Goggles recognizes it, you will get an option to translate the highlighted word(s). Obviously, Google has expanded the number of languages that can be read using the technology it unveiled at the MWC in Barcelona. Back then, only German was supported, but Goggles can now read English, French, Italian and Spanish as well as translate many more languages. Google continues to work on being able to use the service for all Latin and non-Latin based languages. In addition, the new version of Goggles includes improved barcode recognition and better recognition of products and trademarks. You can now initiate a search using pictures in your phones gallery, and there is an new user interface.
You can install Google Goggles from the Android Market, or head over to the source link and scan the QR code. If you already have Goggles installed on your phone
, you should be prompted to click on your phone for the upgrade. Google Goggles works on phones running Android 1.6 or higher, and is a free download.