Google Translate Update Adds Camera Support
Google today made a new version of its Translate application available to the Android platform. The revised app comes with several handy new features, including the ability to use the camera to take a picture of text and then select the text for translation. The new Google Translate app also adds instant translation results while typing, includes dialect preference for speech input, makes improvements to Japanese handwriting recognition, and added a new network access state permission requirement. Google Translate 2.5 requires Android 2.1 and up (2.3 for the camera feature) and is a free download from the Google Play Store.
Google Translate Gains 'Tap to Translate'
Google has updated its Google Translate app for Android and iOS mobile devices with a handful of new features. A tool called Tap to Translate in the Android app makes it simpler to translate text on the go.
Google Bakes Instant Translation Into Gboard App
Google today updated its Gboard keyboard application for Android devices and made it possible to translate text in real time. Clicking the new translate icon loads Google Translate, which can instantly translate words as you type.
Google Extends Neural Machine Translation to More Tongues
Google has updated its Google Translate service and made it possible to generate higher-quality translations for a handful of new languages. Specifically, Google has applied its neural machine translation technique to Hindi, Russian, and Vietnamese.
Google's Now On Tap Adds QR Scanning to Camera, Instant Translations
Google today announced an update to its Now On Tap search tool that adds several compelling new functions. First, a long press of the home button will allow people to scan any QR code or barcode when using the camera.
Google to Automatically Translate Local Reviews
Google today said travelers will have access to a wider range of local reviews thanks to new translation features. Moving forward, Google said it will automatically translate reviews of restaurants, theaters, and other locations into the language you’ve set on your device.