Google's Translate about to get a whole lot more useful... on Android 6 Marshmallow devices

Google has definitely been making strides with its Translate app, steadily growing it to a tool that gets more and more useful by the day. The app can not only translate written texts, but also listen to spoken word and then reproduce it via the phone's text-to-speech, or use your phone's camera and translate print text in real-time. Pretty impressive, “this is the future”-type of stuff right there.

The company has just announced an upcoming update, which will bring about a feature not as cool as the ones listed above, but definitely just as practical, if not more so. The new Translate will integrate itself with Android on a deep level, allowing you to use it from the text selection menu from within any app.

What this means that you will be able to use Google Translate from within apps, no matter if you are sending emails, texts, chat messages, taking notes, or whatever else text-related, without having to leave the app and pause your work or chat. Pretty neat. The catch, you ask? It's only going to be available on Android 6.0 Marshmallow devices.



1. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

That's disappointing it's currently exclusive to Marshmallow. I don't see why it can't be on Lollipop or Jelly Bean.

2. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

To make you upgrade your phone. Just like iOS.

5. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

You probably meant to make you upgrade your OS. Otherwise your answer doesn't make any sense at all.

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

It probably requires new APIs that have been implemented in marshmallow and that allow the translator app to interact with other apps. Sometimes we can implement new software features without requiring an OS upgrade, sometimes it's impossible.

3. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

At last!

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and iOS will secretly added this on their next update

7. tokuzumi

Posts: 1989; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

That's awesome

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