Latest Android commercial shows how you can translate in real time with your phone

Latest Android commercial shows how you can translate in real time with your phone
Google's latest television commercial for its open source Android OS shows how those rockin' an Android powered handset can communicate in real-time with someone speaking a foreign language. Using the Google Translate app on their phone, a person can employ his camera, QWERTY keyboard, handwriting or voice in order to have a two-way conversation with a non-English speaking person.

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



1. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

that jab at Qualcom tho

17. waddup121 unregistered


2. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

My snapdragon 810 SoC is overheating! LOL

3. Athene

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Loved this app before they bought it. Hoping they dont ruin it like they are ruining Waze :(

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And youtube.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

It's quite an old trick Google: I remember I got it after it was shown in an iPhone commecial:

5. yoosufmuneer

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.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

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...

7. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

9. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Actually it was one year before wordlens release date

12. AlikMalix unregistered

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...

15. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Googles beta was released at the end od 2009 at the same time which Android 2.0 came which was pretty usable back then.

18. AlikMalix unregistered

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...

19. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015 Giving the edge to Android cause it was running more features and still leading in speed test

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Don't forget windows phone 7 had this upon release as well.

10. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Behold! Apple will follow soon :p

13. AlikMalix unregistered

Why? All Android services are available on iOS...

14. gaming64 unregistered

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 :/

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

windows phone 7 had this as well, remember using it a lot for my kiddos homework.

20. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

The video is giving me a very warm touch.. oops, sorry Snapdragon 810..

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