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Google snatches up company behind Word Lens visual translator, offers free language packs for limited time

by: Andrew GrushMay 16, 2014
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.
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Google Translate update brings handwriting support for 13 new languages

by: Andrew GrushMarch 12, 2014
Google Translate is rolling out a new update that brings several bug fixes alongside handwriting support for 13 additional languages.
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Word Lens augmented reality translation app adds Russian in time for the Olympics

by: Jonathan FeistFebruary 10, 2014
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.
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Google Translate and Drive Android apps updated

by: Bogdan PetrovanNovember 21, 2013
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.
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Google testing Translation software for Google Now

by: Nate SwannerJuly 26, 2013
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.
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Google Translate for Android gets offline language and vertical text translation support for Android 2.3+

by: Brad WardMarch 27, 2013
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.
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Google Translate now breaking through language barriers in the web version of the Google Play Store

by: Brad WardJanuary 29, 2013
Google Translate now seems to be functioning in the web version of the Google Play Store. It was originally integrated in the app back in November.
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Google issues maintenance updates for Translate, Voice, Authenticator and five other Android apps

by: AdrianDecember 6, 2012
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.
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Google Translate Android app now adds picture translation

by: Andrew GrushAugust 9, 2012

The Google Translate Android app just got a heck of a lot more useful, updating today to version 2.5. What makes the update so compelling? With the latest update you can snap a picture and then highlight the text with your finger text, and just like that you can get an instant translation on any Android device running version Android 2.3 or higher.

While a cool idea, this might not be that big of news to those that are already making use of Word Lens, which launched for Android not too long ago. What’s the big difference between the two different translation techniques? With Word Lens you get augmented reality translations from your [...]

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Google Handwrite: A new way to Google on your mobile device

by: LucianJuly 27, 2012

Google Handwrite is one feature that Galaxy Note owners will be happy to get. The newly unveiled function will make the Note’s stylus even more useful – users can now search on Google by handwriting the words. And, while this sounds like the perfect application for the stylus of the Galaxy Note, Handwrite seems to work just as well with fingers.

To use the new Handwrite feature, go to your Search Settings at the bottom of the Google.com page and enable it.  A small toolbar will then pop up at the bottom of the page on smartphones running Android 2.3+, tablets running Android 4.0+, and on all iOS 5+ devices.

The Handwrite input method will work [...]

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