Tap to Translate for Android to offer instant translation within apps, coming in Q1 2016


At the Google for India event in Delhi, Google announced that it will release a new feature called Tap to Translate that allows the instant translation of any text on the Android phone. This new feature, you can copy text anywhere on your Android phone and instantly get the translation. Google said that the Translate app will also be updated to offer real time translation in Hindi. It demoed the real-time translation and Tap to Translate features at the event.

You can just point the camera on English text, and it will translate it to Hindi in real time. With Tap to Translate, you can highlight English text in WhatsApp or any other app, and it will translate to Hindi immediately. If you want to reply in Hindi, when you type in English in Translate app it translates to Hindi as you type, so that you can copy and paste it in WhatsApp or other apps easily.

Caesar Sengupta, Vice-President for Google’s Next Billion initiatives, said:

Our most active users in India translate between Hindi and English multiple times a day, spending lots of time copying messages from friends or colleagues, translating them, writing responses, translating their responses, and then pasting them back into an app. With Tap to Translate you can copy text anywhere on your Android phone and instantly get the translation, right then and there — without ever leaving the app. No more copy/paste, no more app switching, just instant translations.

Google said that the new Tap to Translate for Android will arrive sometime in Q1 2016.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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