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.
According to Hugo Barra, who would probably know about things like this, Google is working on real-time translation technology. Much like their current Google Translate technology, which lets two parties talk into a device and have the message display in their native dialect, this centers around conversational situations. The difference is this new process involves conversations over the phone, not personal interaction.
Google Translate for Android gets offline language and vertical text translation support for Android 2.3+
Do you travel a lot? Well, a new feature added to the Google Translate app may prove to be helpful. Google has pushed out an update adding offline language support for 50 languages along with vertical text translation.
Google Translate now breaking through language barriers in the web version of the Google Play Store
We can be very grateful today for a slew of upgrades being rolled out straight from the busy offices in Mountain View. Among the tuned-up apps, we have some greats – including Translate or Voice – but also some “minions”, like Catalogs or Apps Device Policy.