Jul 29th, 2015

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Google today announced a vast improvement to Google Translate. The biggest news is that the company’s WordLens feature, which allows you to view real-word words through your phone’s camera and have them automatically translated, now features 20 new languages. That brings us up to 27 languages that you can translate to and from English:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Lithuanian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Slovak
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian

Setting the language you want to translate is as simple as heading to the Google Translate app and pressing the camera button. Google also says they’ve vastly improved the speed at which translated conversations take place, so you can cut down on those awkward pauses while waiting for the data to be processed. The improvement was made on the data transfer side of things, so this will be especially beneficial for those who aren’t on the strongest or fastest of mobile networks.

Google Play has the goods for you right here so be sure to give it a try if you find yourself needing to translate words often.

[via Google]

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