Google Goggles previewed at last week's Inside Search event today received some additional new features, along with the changed results interface to make it easier to view and navigate through your results. Here's what's new:
- Russian optical character recognition (OCR) and translation
With the launch of OCR for Russian, Goggles is now able to read Cyrillic characters. Goggles will recognize a picture of Russian text and allow you to translate the text into one of over 40 other languages.
Russian OCR is also available for users of Google Goggles on the Google Search app for iOS. ????? ???????!
You can take a picture of Russian text and translate it into over 40 languages.
- Map view of your search history
If you've enabled search history on Goggles, your history contains a list of all the images that you've searched for, as well as some information about where you performed the search if you chose to share your location with Google. Sometimes this can be a pretty long list, to make it easier, google added a map view, which shows your Goggles image search history on a map so you can quickly zoom and pan to find a query from a particular location.
Easily toggle between map view and list view with the button in the upper right.
- Copy contact and text results to clipboard
Now, Goggles gives you the option of copying the recognized text to your phone's clipboard, allowing you to paste the test into a number of applications.
To try out these new features you can download Google Goggles 1.5 by scanning the QR code below with your phone:
…or from Android Market.
[Source: Google Mobile Blog]