Word Lens which can translates text (scanned via Camera) to many languages has now been finally been released for Android as well – after enjoying tremendous success gained from iOS platform in two years.
Much similar to Google Goggles using OCR to detect what’s in the image and utilizing Google Translate engine to translate text, Word lens takes a huge step ahead as through this app you don’t even need an internet connection to perform text translation (of the captured text via smartphone’s camera) like Google. Everything happens in real-time, whereas it takes Google some seconds to process the request !.
This app is ideal for those who are traveling to other countries where fast data access solution (such as 3G) aren’t available. You must be wondering why would anyone need Google’s Goggle app now ?, Well the huge disadvantage of Word Lens is that it supports only three languages by default which are English-French/Spanish/Italian.
If you want other languages support pack as well then you will have to buy them. At the moment those packages are on sale for $4.99 until July 22nd. So if you want to use this app, download the language packs now as after the current sale, price might shoot to $9.99 (like in iOS).