Expected by many, the new version of Google Translation (version 2.6) has arrived on Android.
Google Translation (or Translate) is a universal almost tool capable of translating text written or read in more than 60 languages. Today, it offers itself “an important update that marks a turning point in its history”.
And although the tool does not always provide a perfect translation, it is nevertheless the most widely used tool in daily use around the world, in multiple contexts. The tool even proves very useful to translate a web page that is basically in a totally unknown language: you can translate the page on the fly to understand the essential. Add to this the speech-to-text and text-to-speechplug-ins, and you have a universal and unique pocket translator in your hands.
In the latest version 2.6, Google focuses on offline translation by offering users a total of 51 language packs for download. In offline mode, integration only works with content that is typed or spoken in the application (for example, I type or say “Hi, how are you?”). “the application will answer me “hello, how are you?”). Unfortunately, the offline mode does not yet work with the recognition of manually drawn letters and the translation of text on photos (such as words, sentences or paragraphs).
The latest changes to date:
- Translate text without a network connection, thanks to the offline language modules (available on Android 2.3 and higher).
- Translate vertical text written in Chinese, Japanese or Korean with your camera
List of language modules available offline :
- Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Galician, Spanish, Estonian, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Korean, Haitian Creole, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Laotian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malaysian, Maltese, Dutch, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Czech, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese
Google Translation is available for free on Google Play :
- compatible from Android 2.1
- application size: 5.7 mo