Google Translate Update Brings Improved Conversational Translations


Google has pushed out an update for its Translate app on Google Play, bringing new gesture support, improved conversational translations, as well as handwriting support for Hebrew, Greek, Javanese and Esperanto.

This upgrade makes it extremely easy for two people who speak different languages to have a one-on-one conversation. You can now simply activate the app, select the languages you’d like to translate between, tap the microphone icon and speak your sentence. Your phone will then prompt you to turn it towards the other person.

The newly implemented gesture support then detects when your phone has been turned to the other person and translates what you said. They will then be instructed to speak back to you, in their chosen language, and the app will then of course, translate what they replied in your chosen language once the phone has been turned back to you.

It’s pretty safe to say that the handwriting recognition code embedded in Translate is a milestone for Google in this update, as it is extremely hard to build a system which can recognize handwritten input from a non-Roman character set.

Google Translate is expanding at an incredibly rapid rate, and its clear that the search engine giant is attempting to help people communicate with others, regardless of their mother tongue, the service now supports well over 70 languages.

If you wish to download the Translate update from Google Play – click the source link below.