In recent years, become relevant translators working in augmented reality mode. If you have not had time to get acquainted with such programs on Android, then as a free option is perfect Word Lens Translator.
The application works is very simple. You choose the language to some of what is to convert and move the camera of a tablet or smartphone on the text and a second screen displays the translation in real time. The app is not perfect, as actually all translators. But for short inscriptions very well suited.
A huge plus is the lack of applications need to connect to the Internet, since all the dictionaries are already present in Word Lens Translator. In addition, you do not have to do a photo application translates text "on the fly".
Minor flaw is the fact that the translation into Russian far only with English but also with such functional application will be equally useful. Given the fact that a couple of years ago, the language packs in Word Lens been paid, and there was no Russian at all, it is possible that the functionality will be expanded. After all, the next couple of years, Google has not exactly shut down the project.
Word Lens was acquired for Google Glass, and is ideal for this has come, because you see the text and then you can translate it to your language. And those who are not willing to pay $ 1500 for a still crude technology can use the app on your tablet or smartphone.
To get the best possible translation for better translation of printed text with big letters. Word Lens poorly recognized text and handwritten fonts with italics. Try to focus the camera on the text at a small distance.