Google Translate For Android Gets Camera Input and Instant Translation

Google has just updated the Google Translate app for Android devices. This new version 2.5 of the app comes with many new features which allows users to perform fast translation.

Google Translate For Android Gets Camera Input and Instant Translation

Now the app supports translation of text inside images with optical image recognition. It can also take input from camera of the smartphone to translate text into the image. Users simply need to capture the image and brush on the text to translate. But this feature is limited to the Android devices running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

It also provide instant translation service that translates words as you type. This new update also brings the support for voice input. This app support voice to text and text to voice translation.

In short, these are the main changes in this version of the app

  • Use camera to take a picture and brush text to translate (available on Android 2.3 and above).
  • Get instant translation results as you type.
  • Choose dialect preference for speech input.
  • Japanese handwriting now recognizes multiple characters at once.
  • Added access network state permission to check network availability when sending requests.

You can download Google Translate App on your device from Google Play Store for Free.

Google Translate is a nie app that allows users to translate text between 64 languages. It also support voice translation in 17 languages in which your voice will be converted into text and then translated. It can also speak translation of more than 40 languages. Addition of new features have made it more powerful translation tool. This app also store a record of all your translation which you can access in offline mode too.

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