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View Full Version : Word Lens Augmented Reality Translation App Released for Android

Craig Horlacher
07-10-2012, 05:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/07/06/word-lens-finally-comes-to-android-and-it-works-surprisingly-well-as-long-as-you-arent-epileptic-hands-on/' target='_blank'>http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/0...eptic-hands-on/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The beauty of an app like Word Lens is it is really fast to use since it uses the camera and updates the image live. It also completely replaces words it sees instead of just adding overlays, all while trying to match the same font, color, background, and text size."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/h2OfQdYrHRs&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/h2OfQdYrHRs&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p>This looks like a pretty amazing app to me and one of the most practical uses of augmented reality I've seen.&nbsp; Watch the video above and see what you think.&nbsp; It actually replaces text you would otherwise see through the camera of your phone with the text in the language of your choice.&nbsp; Right now they offer Italian, Spanish, and French.&nbsp; Everything is done locally so no network connection needed.&nbsp; You basically pay $5 per language pack.</p><p>Check out the Hands-On mini-review after the break for more demonstrations and information.</p>