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Google gives Translate app a major upgrade

Travelling in a country where you don’t speak the local language has just become a whole lot easier, thanks to Google.

The tech giant has launched major software updates to the instant camera translation feature within the Google Translate app.

The updates include auto-detection of language, so instead of determining the dialect, users can just select “Detect language” and hold their smartphone camera up to the foreign text for an instant translation.

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The app has also expanded to 88 languages, including a number from the Asia-Pacific region like Maori and Vietnamese.

Additionally, users can now translate between non-English language pairs, such as Marathi to Thai or Japanese to Korean. The app currently supports 104 languages.


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