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Google Translate updated with tablet and copying improvements

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 (opens in new tab).

Alex Dobie
Alex Dobie

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

9 Comments
  • i hope you do realize that what it says in spanish is wrong....just saying
  • Hilarious, that .
  • Horribly, horribly wrong. If someone came up to me and said, "That which is the moment?" I'd be very confused.
  • "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.
  • "What's the time?" translates to "¿Qué hora es?". Horrible translation
  • ^ Truth
  • fail on there part....SMH
  • 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.
  • 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.