We've kept you updated with Google's translation plans, with both phone and wider applications planned for the future, but if you're the type that likes to see a concept demoed then here's a handy video to help.

Taking Google's Goggles app for Android that offers image recognition and merging it with Google's machine translation, in this demo, Google uses Goggles to take a picture of a German menu and instantly translate the text into English.

Google says the app is "not yet ready for prime time", but says that "soon your phone will be able to translate signs, posters and other foreign text instantly into your language".

Google's plan is to offer a version of Goggles that can translate between all of the 52 languages currently supported by Google Translate - we will keep you posted on developments.