Quest Visual, the guys behind Word Lens, announced that it was acquired by Google.
"With Word Lens, we've seen the beginnings of what's possible when we harness the power of mobile devices to 'see the world in your language.'"
"By joining Google, we can incorporate Quest Visual's technology into Google Translate's broad language coverage and translation capabilities in the future," says Quest Visual on its website.
Word Lens is an augmented reality language translator app. Just point your phone's camera at the words you would like to be translated.
The words, phrases, language and signs are translated from English to another language or vice versa.