Google's Translate App Now Speaks 14 More Languages
Google today provided an update to the Android version of its Google Translate application. The application, which lets people speak text into their phones and have it translated on the screen, now works in Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Russian and Turkish. Google reminds everyone that the service is in an Alpha state and not a final product. The application also offers to correct speech before translating it, allows users to add custom words to the dictionary, and the ability to pinch-to-zoom to increase the size of the text on the screen. The update is a free download from the Android Market.
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'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's Travel Apps Add Support for More Languages and Countries
Even though the summer travel season has largely ended, Google this week expanded Google Trips, Google Flights, and Google Destinations to a more international audience thanks to new languages and availability. For example, Google Destinations is now available in 14 new languages, including Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Filipino, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Malaysian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, and Slovenian.
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.
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