Google Translate for Android Now Works Offline
Google today updated Google Translate for Android, giving it the power to perform language translations when there's no internet connection. The new version of Translate for Android (requires Android 2.3 and up) offers about 50 downloadable language packs. Android device owners can add the language packs to their phone and translate when not connected to the web. The new version also adds the ability to translate vertical text in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean with the device's Camera. Google Translate for Android is free to download.
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 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.
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 Brings Interactive Watch Faces and Translate to Android Wear
Google today announced an update to its Android Wear platform that makes it possible to interact directly with watch faces. The revised watch face code lets watch faces change their design to reveal new information, such as notifications, or launch a specific app.