Google Goggles for Android Can Copy & Paste OCRed Text, Map Searches, Translate Russian!

Google Goggles for Android 1.5 was just updated and gained a couple of interesting new abilities.

Google Goggles learns Russian and gets a new view

The first is the ability to recognize and translate (optical character recognition) Russion Cyrillic characters.

The second is a map view of things you’ve photographed and searched for using Goggles. It places markers on the map telling you where you took a photo to search for an item in the past. The History list view is available too. I learned that my first Goggle search was December 7, 2009 and that it still can’t identify this landmark.

The third new feature is the ability to place OCRed text on Android’s clipboard to let you paste it into an application or send it via email.

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