Google Buys Word Lens, App Goes Free

Seth Rosenblatt CNET:

Google has purchased Quest Visual and its well-received translation app Word Lens for an undisclosed sum, the company said Friday. The Quest Visual team will join Google Translate, according to a post on

The app and all the in-app language packs are now free for a limited time, so go grab ’em.

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