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.
Samsung has introduced S Translator, a mobile translation app on the Galaxy S4 that supports 9 different languages.
With any text-based message, we can always use online translators or application translators to get things done. However, there is still a need to translate live interactions. NTT DoCoMo is looking to do just that with a new app that translates phone calls and video chats in real time.
NTT DoCoMo has begun addressing the unique translation problems that occur with Japanese speakers. Because the Japanese language is so different, it makes calls from Japan very difficult. This is because most of Japan’s citizens have to learn other languages in order to properly communicate via phone calls. Now that NTT DoCoMo provides Japanese translation, we are one step closer to having seamless communication throughout the world.
Google’s famous voice search functionality already operates in over 25 languages and is built into nearly every Android phone. Now another 13 have been added to that list, bringing the grand total to 42.
With thoughts and ideas inundating our everyday lives, it’s only right for us to have a wider coverage of communication. This would allow us to understand things efficiently. In fact,... international businesses nowadays favor multilingual employees who could communicate with clients abroad. Yet no matter how hard we try to learn everything, it’s just theoretically impossible...