Thanks to an update, Google Translate now supports 20 more languages through its visual translation feature, giving it a total of 27. Also, the update speeds up and smooths out real-time voice translations, even when you have a poor network connection. (more…)
Earlier this week, The New York Times reported that Google Translate would soon receive a massive update to include an easier real-time conversation mode, but also real-time, instant translation of signs or menus or other printed or plastered text, thanks to Word Lens. Well, that update has now been announced by Google. (more…)
According to a report out of The New York Times, Google will soon push an update to Google Translate, a service which currently sees 500 million active users every month. In the update, which is expected soon, the Google Translate app will be able to listen to any supported spoken language, then automatically translate the language in real time to whichever language you desire. Again, that is if the language is supported. (more…)
Google introduced the App Translation Service back at Google I/O, at which point a small amount of Android app developers were allowed to enter a pilot program. Apparently, the service has been a huge success, so Google has decided to open the service to all Android developers everywhere. This service allows for applications to be translated in a variety of languages, which will allow the developer to then market their app to a broader audience. (more…)
Today, Google’s Chrome Beta for Android received a most impressive update through the Play store. Included is the addition of Google Translate, allowing users to instantly translate full webpages to their native tongue, as well as options for controlling and limiting bandwidth consumption through the browser’s settings. (more…)
Google Translate received a major update today, which was teased previously at Google I/O. Starting today, users can take a snapshot of a foreign language and have the app translate the words straight from the picture. Once you take a photo, simply highlight the text area you want translated with your finger. Perfect for the next time you take out that certain someone to a fancy French restaurant. (more…)
Google Translate received an update yesterday afternoon that introduced a more ICS-inspired UI (meaning no menu button). It now matches up to the rest of Google’s apps as far as looks, but the Translate team also tossed in more languages for your traveling needs.
Have you had the opportunity to use this in the wild? I have yet to, however, running through an entire conversation with someone who doesn’t speak English, and being able to understand each other thanks to this app sounds incredible.
Did your kids manage to talk you into allowing the creepy German foreign exchange student into your house for the semester? Worried that his Deutsch mumbling that sounds so sincere is actually him telling you to go suck on a bratwurst? You can find some comfort in the process now using Google Translate that just introduced 14 new languages to its Conversation Mode, including German, French, Italian and Japanese.
All you have to do is choose the languages on your phone that you plan to speak to your foreign friend in, tell him to wash his lederhosen and then pass the phone so he can hear it in his native language. He can then return the conversation to you with Google Translate doing all of the work. Who needs Rosetta Stone?
Via: Google Mobile