Google has unveiled a translation feature in Goggles that allows mobile users to pull text out of images taken on their phones and have it translated into another language.
The search firm announced Goggles text recognition as a trial feature in February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Google said that Goggles can recognise image text in English, Spanish, German, French and Italian. The feature requires a handset with Android 1.6 or higher.
The translation features follow a major update to Google's mobile search page. Much like the full-sized search page update, the new mobile site has a collapsible navigation box on the left side of the page offering various search options and tools.
In related news, research firm comScore recently issued the results of a three-month smartphone market share study in the US.
Samsung, Motorola and LG are locked in a near dead heat with shares of roughly 22 per cent each. Research In Motion and Nokia rounded out the top five, each claiming 8.3 per cent.
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