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Google Translate Brings Its Greatest Update Yet

Authored by: Steven Blum — Aug 9, 2012

Google Translate is fast becoming one of the most useful apps on my phone. Not only can you now speak to the app and have your speech translated, but Google has just unveiled another stellar feature that is both inevitable and awesome: the ability to translate text from images.

So the next time you're wandering around on vacation somewhere and you stumble upon a sign you don't understand, or you're at a strange restaurant and trying to figure out what to order, or you're in any strange circumstance, Google is here to help. Simply snap a photo of the words you don't understand, brush your finger across the desire text, and Google will do the translating. The latest update also brings instant translation as you type, speech input dialect preferences, and improved Japanese handwriting results. In other news, we love you, Google.

Source: Phandroid

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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