Google Goggles

Having been previewed last week as an upcoming feature to Google Goggles, the Goggles team has now made the Russian optical character recognition (OCR) and translation update available for all. What that breaks down to for end-users is that Google Goggles now has the ability to read Russian (Cyrillic) as well, translate it into any of 40 other available languages all by simply snapping a pic of the text needing translated and letting Goggles scan it.

In addition to the OCR update, if you have search history enabled -- you can now get a map view of previous search results that shows you exactly where you used Google Goggles and what, exactly it was that you searched for. As noted by Google, the search list often gets long and this new "view" allows you to quickly find the info rather then needing to scroll through a long list.

Finally, Google has added the ability to copy information from searches to your clipboard. For example, if you capture a number or contact info via Google Goggles -- that info, when scanned can now be copied to your directly to your address book. The update is live now in the Android Market, download link can be found past the break.

What a country!

Source: Google Mobile Blog