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Google: we plan to open up our Goggles platform

[Shailesh Nalawad, product manager] promises that third-party apps will be able to build on Goggles; “Goggles is not just an app – it’s a platform. Yes, we do plan to open up the platform as an API but we are not sure what the platform should be.

I really expect to see visual search in Android.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/google-we-plan-to-open-up-our-goggles-platform-683454

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Giving a voice to more languages on Google Translate

By integrating eSpeak we’re adding text-to-speech functionality for Afrikaans, Albanian, Catalan, Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Vietnamese and Welsh.

eSpeak has been available in the Eyes-Free library, used by the Android app, for quite some time, given that built-in SVOX Pico TTS only supports a few languages.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/giving-voice-to-more-languages-on.html

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