Google Translate Updated With Handwriting Recognition For 13 New Languages [Download]

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Google Translate for Android has now received an update which brings handwriting recognition support for a bevy of new languages. This comes along with the usual suit of patches and bug fixes, which is customary with any app update.

Here are the languages which are getting support for handwriting recognition – Arabic, Bosnian, Cebuano, Gujarati, Hmong, Kannada, Maltese, Mongolian, Persian, Punjabi, Somali, Tamil and Telugu. This basically means that users can scribble on the app in either of these languages and get their words recognized and translated in any language they want.

This is most likely a phased update, so you should have it by the next couple of days. However, if you’re impatient to try out these new features, you can side load the updated Google Translate app manually as a .apk file. This will save your time and avoid the waiting as well. Sideloading the apk will automatically replace the app you have already, so users don’t have to worry about uninstalling the older version.

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