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Google Translate Android App Updated, New Cool Feature Added

by On January 12, 2011

Are you using Google Translate on your Android phone? In case you haven’t downloaded this cool and useful Android app yet, now is the right time to do so. Google Translate Android app was just updated and I’m pretty sure you’d find one of its cool features pretty awesome – on the fly translation from English to Spanish. It’s an experimental feature yet, but once this gets formalized – Google Translate Android app will definitely become a pretty awesome Android app. But first, let’s mention what the update brings in when it comes to the Android app’s interface. One prominent new feature is the updated interface, specifically better dropdown boxes for selecting languages you want to translate from and into. The updated app also improved the input box as well as cleaner icons and layout. So now, for the new translation feature or Conversion Mode as Google puts it. ¬†According to Google, this is a new interface within Google Translate Android app that was optimized to ley you communicate fluidly with a nearby person in another language. Those languages are currently English and Spanish only. But hopefully, more languages will be added in the coming days. Anyway, to use this feature while in conversation mode, you simply press the microphone for your language and then start speaking. Google Translate Android app will then translate your speech and read the translation out loud – enough for your conversation partner to hear it. Your conversation partner can then respond in Spanish and you’ll hear the translation spoken back to you. Of course, the feature is currently in alpha stage so don’t expect accurate translation. Regional accents, background noise, speed of speaking may affect conversion mode. But as it is right now, Google Translate Android app can pretty much translate effectively from English to Spanish. Google Translate Android app is available for free download from the Android Market and supports Android 2.1 or higher. via Google Mobile Blog

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