Google announced a serious update to their Google Translate app for both iOS and Android. The iOS app adds a lot more functionality, while the Android app has many improvements to functionality.
From Google Official Blog:
Often the hardest part of traveling is navigating the local language. If you’ve ever asked for “pain” in Paris and gotten funny looks, confused “embarazada” with “embarrassed” in Mexico, or stumbled over pronunciation pretty much anywhere, you know the feeling. Now Google Translate can be your guide in new ways. We’ve updated the Translate app on Android and iOS to transform your mobile device into an even more powerful translation tool.
1) Instant Translation via Camera Lens:
simply purpose your Google Translate App camera at a Signal and Google scan, in real time, translate the sign. Google aforementioned this works for translation from English to and from French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. They hope to bring it to several additional languages within the future.
2) Real-time Conversations Translation:
it’s fresh for iOS users, however currently upgraded and easier for android users. simply speak your language, it’ll translate to a different language and listen back therein different language and translate back to your language. Google aforementioned, “starting nowadays, merely tap the mic to start out speaking during a hand-picked language, then tap the mic once more, and also the Google Translate app can automatically acknowledge that of the 2 languages are being spoken, holding you have got a more fluid speech.
These updates will be coming to both Android and iOS, rolling out over the next few days. This is the first time some of these advanced features, like camera translations and conversation mode, will be available for iOS users.
More than 500 million people use Google Translate every month, making more than 1 billion translations a day to more easily communicate and access information across languages. Today’s updates take us one step closer to turning your phone into a universal translator and to a world where language is no longer a barrier to discovering information or connecting with each other.