Latest Android commercial shows how you can translate in real time with your phone
posted by Alan F. / Jun 23, 2015, 1:02 AM
The spot, which includes the current Android tag-line "Be Together. Not the Same," reveals that over 100 billion words are translated each and every day using Google Translate. And the ad shows Word Lens, which has the capability of automatically translating foreign text by pointing your front-facing camera at it.
The ad also reveals that the phrases translated the most by the app include "thank you", "how are you?", "my Snapdragon 810 SoC is overheating", and "I love you." If you don't already have the app on your Android flavored handset, simply click on the sourcelink. With real-time translating possible, Google Translate might be the most important thing that accompanies you on your trip overseas outside of your passport.
source: GoogleTranslate (Android) via AndroidCentral
It's quite an old trick Google: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/m
I remember I got it after it was shown in an iPhone commecial:https://www.youtube.com/watch? pp/ v=5NNbG8BZbS4
posted on Jun 23, 2015, 2:24 AM 1
Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015
Lmao This is an Ad. Don't defend your Apple for that. We all know who copies whom by now. Don't try defending because you own Apple shares LoL.
posted on Jun 23, 2015, 4:04 AM 1
WHERE THE HELL DID YOU SEE ME DEFENDING ANYTHING??? Can you read without adding subconscious sentiments on everything Apple fans write? I was trying to poke a little fun at this - you're trying to start another troll fest. FYI, I trade Forex, not shares - has nothing to do with it. Stop assuming everything's about a troll war...
posted on Jun 23, 2015, 5:09 AM 3
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And this was a feature even earlier in old versions of Google Goggles but they changed it to Translate... I am currently using it on a trip in France and the best part is that you can download the language and you don't need Internet for it to work
posted on Jun 23, 2015, 4:58 AM 3
WordLens app for iOS was released the same time as Goggles (end of 2010 I think). Google did not "change" it to Translate, but discontinued Goggles, bought WordLens rights and integrated it into their own services. Nothing wrong with that - but I really liked the app - it worked perfectly and was a lot of fun to use.
posted on Jun 23, 2015, 5:12 AM 0
Word Lens 1.0 was released on December 16, 2010 (App Store), all I could find was info on when it was released on iOS - October 2010. Maybe for android it was out in 2009, but android wasn't that usable then - and no one I knew had it... so...
posted on Jun 23, 2015, 6:10 AM 1
I have to disagree on usablility... the phones with Android 2.0 were a mess, crashed often, apps and UI was not fluid, no consistency... it was like a garage project... But I guess it's a matter of opinion - so no argument there...
posted on Jun 23, 2015, 1:27 PM 0
i have seen this trick on an iOS. Not new BTW but this looks like a stock feature and what I saw before was an app. It was present on the 3GS and above. Got removed when Wordlens capability was added to Google Translate for iOS :/
posted on Jun 23, 2015, 6:32 AM 0
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