Google's Translate app will soon support live translation

Google is set to update its Google Translate app to support simultaneous translation, a feature Microsoft recently implemented into Skype. According to The New York Times, the functionality will recognize and convert detected speech input to text in a chosen output language. It's especially handy for those who require convenient access to immediate translation support.

As well as the above translation feature for Google Translate, the company is also reportedly looking to unveil a new app to translate text captured with the camera into a selected language. This is something we've expected since Google snapped up Quest Visual, the company behind Word Lens, which essentially does exactly that.

We'll hopefully have more details on this Google Translate update soon.

Source: New York Times

Rich Edmonds