Google translate is a awesome feature that you can access through Google.com or Google’s “Voice Search” on your Android phone. But you can also download the app that lets you translate text and verbal speech into your preferred language. Instead of captions of the translated word appearing below or around the text, the text itself is actually augmented being replaced with its translation. You aim your camera at the text, once you choose what langauge to translate to , the text will be augmented right on you smartphone screen. This makes it a fun alternative, to actually visiting Google.com to use their translate feature.
Now imagine owning a Hololens or Meta 2 (Augmented reality glasses) with this nifty app installed. You could essentially understand anyone that speaks a foriegn language in real-time. No need to pull out your phone for Google translate or resorting to sign-language. You could also visit different countries, and be able to read their road-signs or local newspaper. Being able to bring already created mixed reality apps into these immersive headsets, can be a significant boost to the augmented reality hardware industry. When I get one of these immersive headsets, I am definitely going to install Google translate. Well… because I’ve always wondered what they’re saying on Univision.