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Google Translate option on Goggles will no longer give translations

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

As of December 1, 2011 the Google Translate option in Japan Goggles and China Goggles will no longer give translations. This is due to a decision by Goggle to completely shut off the free translation service to all third party applications on that date.

You can read more about it at:

http://code.google.com/apis/language/translate/overview.html

Naturally, their decision caused quite a reaction from the developer community as you can see at:

http://googlecode.blogspot.com/2011/05/spring-cleaning-for-some-of-our-apis.html

Fortunately, the Goggles’ built-in dictionary will remain perfectly functional. With more than 100 000 entries for each app, the Goggles should work well in most cases. Besides, there is no longer a need for the Goggles to access the Internet which may be useful if you are on an expensive data plan.