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    Google has plans to launch an update to its Google Translate app for smartphones.


    The app will enable automatic, real-time translation of voice to text for some languages, Mashable reports.

    Currently, the app can translate text-to-text between 80 languages and also provides voice to text translation but requires you to manually choose the desired language that you want a translation in.

    However, after the update, the app will automatically recognise when someone is speaking in a (popular) language and can turn it into text in the chosen language.

    This technology has been in development since July 2013 when Google’s VP of Android product management Hugo Barra stated that the technology was still years away for all languages.

    Google has been perfecting its translation services for years and now seems to be in competition with others. Microsoft’s Sykpe launched its Translator Preview in December 2014, enabling real-time voice-to-voice translation between English and Spanish speakers which puts Google slightly behind. 

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    January 12, 2015 by Shumila Begum Categories: Care And Support

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