Google Translate

Further expanding the methods of communication with a single app.

Android is an operating system that is truly global, and Google is expanding the capabilities of Google Translate today to reflect that by adding important new languages. First are two new languages that can be used for handwriting recognition, and those are Hindi and Thai. It's especially important for handwriting recognition for languages such as these because they have a non-Roman character set that is difficult to use on a standard keyboard layout.

Today's update is also expanding the capabilities of Google Translate's "camera input", which reads languages you capture from physical objects with your phone's camera, to Afrikaans, Greek, Hebrew and Serbian. With these new capabilities in Google Translate for six more languages, Google is adding to an ever-expanding list of foreign languages that can help people communicate whether they're traveling or hosting travelers themselves.

There are 10 comments

outlooker says:

I'll try this. I'm one of the few people here on AC who fluently knows hindi.

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mlndshh says:

Me here as well!

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Braun00 says:

not really - AC's technical support team knows Hindi too :-)

outlooker says:

On an unrelated note, does anyone know what device is shown in the picture? Is that an HTC One?

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A895 says:

Maybe a Hauwei P6?

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TheDu9du says:

I was gonna guess an Xperia from Sony before I looked at the linked picture.

frozencloud says:

if they can update the keyboard for more language support as they do here

Wiza Ngwira says:

Its great but try to put more african language.

I'm confused about "handwriting". Is this a camera function, or a touch-screen function?
(And the picture looks very much like my Samsung)