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Google Translate update brings real time image translation

Google Translate Word Lens

We recently spoke about Google Translate getting an update with real time translation support along with the merging of features from the Word Lens app which Google acquired last year. And now, the update has finally gone live on Android and iOS devices. As you can see in the image above, this means you can now point at a foreign language sign or billboard and have it translated in the language of your choice (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish).

It works seamlessly and users will be finally glad to know that the acquisition of Word Lens has led to something fruitful. The update to the Google Translate app should be live any time now so expect APK links to pop up soon. In addition to incorporating the feature from Word Lens, the app also introduces a much faster real time translation engine which can translate a conversation between two people and even judge languages based on just voice.

Although this feature has existed for the past couple of years, Google has now made this more faster and effortless to use. Are you seeing the update on your devices already? Make sure you hit the link below and let us know.

Source: Google

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  1. I have two Galaxy s4 and an s5. All running the same OS version. All download Google Translate but only 1 got the version that contains Word Lens instant translator. Why is that? It’s like the other s4 and the s5 are stuck on older versions.

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