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Having an app like Google Translate on your phone can be indispensable when you're traveling, and the latest update to Google's multilingual app adds a few improvements that should make it easier to use. The latest version 2.4.2 includes quick navigation between conversation, history and favorites modes on tablets (phones have had this feature for a while), in addition to easier copying of translations (there's now a button for that).

Other additions include text-to-speech options for your original text, and handwriting recognition options for more languages, though no word on which languages specifically.

If you've already got Google Translate installed, be sure to head by the Play Store to grab the latest update. Alternatively, you can install via the web interface.

 
There are 9 comments

rocketrex says:

i hope you do realize that what it says in spanish is wrong....just saying

npo says:

Hilarious, that .

gregisonfire says:

Horribly, horribly wrong.

If someone came up to me and said, "That which is the moment?" I'd be very confused.

CeluGeek says:

"The latest version 2.4.2 includes quick navigation between conversation, history and favorites modes on tablets (phones have had this feature for a while)..."

Tablets had it too and it worked the same way as it does on phones. The update just rearranged these options in a way that makes better use of the tablet's increase screen real estate.

Oh, and that translated phrase... No me gusta.

fjleon says:

"What's the time?" translates to "¿Qué hora es?". Horrible translation

Tsudeily says:

^ Truth

rocketrex says:

fail on there part....SMH

Silentz0r says:

Yeah, i tested it and i got this translations:

¿what's the time? > ¿Qué hora es?
What's the time? > ¿Qué hora es?
what's the time? > ¿cuál es el tiempo?
what's the time > lo que es el momento
What's the time > ¿Cuál es el tiempo

lmao.

Jonneh says:

When using google translate it's a pretty well-known fact that you need to speak like a robot. Don't use contractions, over 50% of the time it will mess everything up. Type as if you were a textbook, it works much better that way.