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Google Translate app update will be your best friend when traveling

January 14, 2015

If you have a smartphone that has Google Translate then make sure to update it before you leave for your next exotic destination. The latest update, announced today, will add the ability to translate printed text by aiming your phone’s camera to it, and the app will translate it in real-time without using any internet data.

The feature available on Word Lens app for a while now will be integrated into Google Translate after the company was acquired by Google.

Available on both Android and iOS versions of the app, it currently translates French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian to English, and vice versa.

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Google will stop supporting Word Lens soon, and the Translate update will automatically detect which language is being spoken after initial setup and will start translating the text on the camera screen. This is opposed to manually selecting the translation languages done currently on Word Lens. Of course, you will also have the manual option to select the languages.

World travelers will appreciate this feature because they don’t have to spend huge charges for data used to translate languages. More languages will be supported in the future.



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