Google acquires a company specializing in the development of translation techniques
” Google ” Acquired on the Quest Visual company specializing in the development of emerging technologies translator using augmented reality , in a deal that did not reveal any of the two companies for the cost.
The team will move the work of Quest Visual to work under the management of Google , where he is expected to help in the development of Google Translate translation service offered by the company , either through the Web or through applications of smart devices .
He said a working group of emerging company , through its official website , that joining Google will transfer the technology to the Quest Visual Google Translate service to expand the base of languages covered by increasing its advantages .
The company Quest Visual has known in recent times developed for application of the ” Word Lens ” Word Lens for smart devices , which is based on augmented reality technology to provide instant translations of its users to a range of different languages .
The application uses the ” Word Lens ” smart devices camera to photograph the words and translated immediately into seven different languages , they are English , Russian, Spanish , French, Italian , German, Portuguese , an application that does not require an Internet connection to work .
Did not explain the company Quest Visual any information about the position of continuing to support the application of the ” Word Lens ” after joining Google , but it is confirmed that the application and all languages available to him bouquets available for download free of charge until the completion of accession .
The company Quest Visual was created in 2009 as a nascent company to develop translation techniques , and before it launches the first version of the application ” Word Lens ” system iOS in 2010, then followed by the issuance of Android in 2012, and finally a customized version of the glasses ” Google ” in the past year .