In this week’s Google Play Weekly, we talk about Android apps on Tizen, a bunch of Google apps updates and releases, and more Android apps and games news!
Word Lens visual translation and improved voice translation are coming in the latest Google Translate update.
Google Translate is reportedly getting an update, bringing automatic voice to text translation. Up until now, the translation process has been very slow and unintuitive.
Google has just added support for 10 new languages covering Africa, India and South East Asia, and Central Asia. Over 200 million new potential users!
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Google is pushing a small update to its Translate app, bringing an improved offline languages experience, support for phonetic input in more languages, and bug fixes.
Google has now confirmed its purchase of Quest Visual, the company behind the Word Lens visual translator app. As a result of the purchase, all language packs are currently free.
Google Translate is rolling out a new update that brings several bug fixes alongside handwriting support for 13 additional languages.
On the same day as the opening ceremonies for the Sochi 2014 Olympics, Quest Visual, Inc. added a new language to their Word Lens Translator – you guessed it, Russian. Word Lens is a real time visual text translation service, categorized as an augmented reality application. Simply point your device’s camera at the desired text and it will be instantly translated right on your screen.
Two important Google apps are in the process of receiving updates, with rollouts going out now to Google Drive and Google Translate. See what’s new here.