Chrome for Android Speaks More Languages
Google today announced several improvements headed to its Chrome browser for Android devices. Primarily, the newest version of Chrome is better at translating languages. Google says Chrome is gaining neural machine translation for nine more language pairs including to and from English for Indonesian and eight Indian languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu. Google says neural machine translation will improve how web sites in English read when translated to these languages. Chrome for Android is also improving the behavior of downloads and making it easier to manage the app's browsing history. Chrome for Android is free to download from the Google Play Store.
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 Adds Android Pay to Chrome
Google recently updated its Chrome browser for Android devices with several performance improvements. Fire and foremost, Android users can rely on Android Pay to make purchases online when browsing.
Voice Typing in Google Search, GBoard for Android Gains 30 New Languages
Google today updated its Google Search and GBoard applications for Android devices and expanded the number of languages supported in voice typing by 30. Google said it worked with native speakers of these languages from around the world to build the needed speech sample data.
Google Translate Taps Into Neural Machine Translation
Google said this week that Google Translate is now using what it calls Neural Machine Translation for eight distinct languages in order to improve accuracy. Neural Machine Translation looks at entire sentences at a time, rather than shorter phrases or individual words.
Chrome 64 for Android Stops Ads from Opening New Tabs
Google this week made Chrome 64 available to Android devices and added several new tools to the mobile browser. Primarily, Chrome 64 prevents web sites with aggressive advertisements from opening new windows or tabs without the user's permission.