The Google translation app acquires an interesting new feature, now also translates text in real time with the help of the camera, in both iOS and Android. We tell you all the details.
Real-time translation is not a new concept
Actually this type of real-time translation is not a new concept invented by Google, there were already other applications that did it.
Google has added this new feature to its iOS and Android translator after taking over the company behind Word Lens , an iOS application that served the same purpose, to translate text in real time through the device’s camera. Like the Word Lens app, this new feature added to the translator does not require an internet connection to be used . But it does have a couple of limitations that we will detail below.
Real-time translation, but with limitations
Not everything was going to be so nice or perfect and this new translator function has some limitations. As a recently added feature, currently only translates in real time into a few languages , it translates from English into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Google is already working on adding more languages to the application in the future.
Google has several services or applications available, all of which are free, and there may be some that you don’t know about or haven’t used before.
More news in the new version of the translator
This new version of the iOS and Android translation app also includes another new feature implemented. Now the app helps to translate a conversation between different languages of different speakers . Just designate a language in the app, press the microphone button and start talking. Press the Microphone Button again and the application will quickly detect the language being spoken and for the rest of the conversation, you will not have to touch the device again.
In the following video you can see how the application works to translate from English to French and vice versa, translating for example a conversation between two users. The truth is that its operation is exemplary.
The translation application has always been very powerful and also free. It is also very dependent on the Internet and although it has a fairly extensive translation, Google always tries to keep the application up to date, including improvements in this area. There is no doubt that the company works hard every day and recently launched an application to control the PC or Mac remotely, which we talked about on iPadizate.
Download Google Translator for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
You can download the Google translator from the following button, the application is free. The application is also available in Google Play for Android devices.
At the moment the real time translation is only available from English to several languages, but as we said, Google’s intention is to use this technology and introduce new languages, as we have known thanks to Redmond Pie. Let’s remember that the original application already translates into more than 90 different languages.
What do you think of this new real-time translation feature? Have you tried it before with the Word Lens application? Do you often use the Google translation application? You can leave the answers to all these questions in the comments, we’d love to hear them.