And with Word Lens you can frame written in 6 different languages and get the translation on the display in real time
San Francisco – The update just announced by Google introduces important news to the Translate app for Android and iOS: Conversation mode and Word Lens.
Once the two languages of the conversation have been set, just touch the app's microphone icon once, to start talking: it will translate to detect which of the two languages you are using, for reproduce the translation in the other languagejust finished the sentence.
According to Google, more than 50% of the web in English, while 80% of users do not know English. Brazil, the United States and Mexico are the three countries where Translateis most used."Over 500 million people use Google Translate every month, for a total of over a billion texts translated per day", wrote Barak Turovsky, Google Translate Product Lead.
Conversation mode will allow from today to translate 38 different languages, mixing them at will, just like in the text version of the service. To work, it needs an Internet connection, while it will be possible to save individual local translators, we already know they will be needed more often, or that they may be more important than others – such as "I am allergic to nuts" or "Where's the bathroom?"
Integrated in Chrome, Search and Gmail, the new Conversation mode would be perfect for integration with Hangouts, to translate in real time video calls between people who do not speak the same language–as already announced by Skype, currently limited to beta only between English and Spanish. The feature, however, is currently available only on apps and not on desktops, so we'll talk about it later.
With the integration of Word Lensinstead, you can translate written by simply framing them with the camera, and thus speeding up the process that already allows you to do it by scanning a photo.
ConWord Lens just frame a sign to view the translation directly, without further clicks – e even if the phone has no Internet connection. It only works with English and once in Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian: you cannot translate it from Italian to English, while you can translate from Russian into English or from Italian into English. And viceversa.