Google Buys Word Lens and Makes It Free!

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Special thanks to Dennis Weeks for sharing this find. Google has apparently bought the popular iOS and Android visual translation app Word Lens. This software uses a smartphone camera to translate signs in real time into the users native language. Currently you can translate back and forth from English to German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese,and Russian, all for free. If you have an iOS or Android phone, you might want to check it out. Language teachers, this could make for some fun interactive assignments and discussions in language classrooms.

5 Responses to “Google Buys Word Lens and Makes It Free!”

  1. Aryan Ashkani

    It is a great way to communicate with people around the world. One day, I got a long message from an american friend in my language, first I thought he knows my language, but I realized he had used the traslator feature in google!


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