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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…

google-handwrite

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…

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Not everyone is a natural-born linguist that can easily master 10 languages. But for those moments when the ability to communicate in another language is essential, there’s Google Translate for Android, an app that offers more or less the same experience as its web cousin. What’s in store for version 2.4 of the app?  Google has listed the following things: Simpler, more beautiful design Esperanto translation Many new text to speech languages Google Translate for Android has received the Holo treatment — making the user interface more simple and practical to use. It looks like the company is following the…