Google Translate for Android adds 20 more languages for video text translation

The Google Translate app for Android just got a big update, allowing it to translate the text of 20 more languages when it is used with a smartphone or tablet video camera.

You can see how the app works in translating text in Google's funny video demo above. The company says:

We started out with seven languages—English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish—and today we're adding 20 more. You can now translate to and from English and Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian. You can also do one-way translations from English to Hindi and Thai. (Or, try snapping a pic of the text you'd like translated—we have a total of 37 languages in camera mode.)

Google adds that it has also improved the voice conversation mode in Google Translate so that it works faster even on slow networks.

Source: Google

John Callaham