Google Pushes Update to Translate App for Android Enabling Real-Time Translation

| January 12, 2011 | Reply

Those crazy kids at Google never seem to rest on their laurels and following the update to the Goggles app earlier this week they have released an update to their Google Translate app for Android.  Revamping the entire UI, they have made it easier to select the languages that you would like to translate and have cleaned up the icons and layout of the input box.  Also included in this update is a tool to translate between English and Spanish in real-time. How it works is the first person will speak into the phone what they would like to say and then the phone will immediately output the translated audio in the other language. The second person will then hear the phrase in their own language and then reply back into the app which will translate their response into the first language.  Google is labeling this function as alpha right now so expect some bugs but it worked pretty well in our brief test here.  Google Translate requires Android 2.1 or higher.  Search the market for the update or scan the QR barcode below with your phone and let us know what you think in the comments!

Source: Google Mobile Blog

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