On May 6, 2010 Google announced a translation feature for Google Goggles, image recognition and search feature available on Android-based mobile devices.
"Here’s how it works:
"Point your phone at a word or phrase. Use the region of interest button to draw a box around specific words Press the shutter button
"If Goggles recognizes the text, it will give you the option to translate
"Press the translate button to select the source and destination languages."
"Today Goggles can read English, French, Italian, German and Spanish and can translate to many more languages. We are hard at work extending our recognition capabilities to other Latin-based languages. Our goal is to eventually read non-Latin languages (such as Chinese, Hindi and Arabic) as well."