Google Translate to soon feature real-time voice to text translation

Google Translate to soon feature real-time voice to text translation
Imagine firing up the Google Translation app on your handset, engaging in a conversation with someone that is speaking in another language, and understanding exactly what was said. This will happen soon. Updates to the app will instantly translate spoken words in another language into text in your language. The text will show up on your phone's screen, making it easy for you to understand in real-time what someone speaking in a foreign language has just said.

Google Translate can currently translate writing in 90 different languages. And for those who like to travel to foreign lands, Google will soon introduce a feature that will allow users to hold their phone up to a foreign street sign and see the translated name on the screen.

The Google Translate app has been installed on 100 million Android phones and most of these devices will receive the new update. Across all platforms, Google has 500 million users of Translate every month. The company is well versed in language translation. Besides Google Translate, the Chrome browser translates content into many different languages.

The Google Translate update would appear to be a must-have for travelers and businessmen who meet with executives around the world. The update is supposed to be coming soon, but no specific date has been rumored.

source: NYTimes

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10 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

Amazing how easier communication with the world is becoming through all the improvements in technology.

2. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

YES finally!

3. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Reminds me of the tech demo MS did with live translation in one of the hardest languages. I do find it funny that the whole live picture thing still isn't standard in google translate like it is on my platform of choice. My friends use google translate though, so I welcome this very much, has helped with the German barrier.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You are right! Microsoft Windows Text To Speech did sound funny. I have several user complaining to me about Microsoft Lync Exchange Voice Mail mispronouncing their name. One even sound like vulgarities. I have to couch them to record their own name to overcome their problem.

5. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

This translation app always gives the wrong translation. Sometimes it doesn't makes any sense. So far babylon and itranslate have been bit accurate. I wonder they might fix it specially if it's real time voice to text translation

6. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Let's say Google perfects this. Will that be the end of learning a second language?

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You can say it, but Google's track record says otherwise. Not even close. Learning another language will never go away.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Google track record while not perfect is still the better of the three.

9. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

One day Mxytroll will say something positive...

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Aka, you want me to post something fake over the truth.

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