Google Translate – Offline Language Translator App for Android
Google Translation app is one awesome application for language translation and it has got support for wide-variety of languages.
Google is making it easier for users to use language-translation services on their mobile devices, even if they don’t have access to an Internet connection.
For travelers yet others who need to quickly find out how you can say something in a language but aren’t within range of an available cell tower or WiFi network, this can be a huge boon. Instead of counting on a connection, Google is now making individual offline language apps readily available for devices running Android 2.3 or higher.
This is where the new offline language packages for Google Translate on Android are available in to help, featuring support in excess of 60 languages, including Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh and Yiddish.
Users can install the disposable app to their Android device and gain the capabilities to translate text and speech, in addition to listen to the translations being spoken aloud. Users can input the written text they want to translate using their voice, handwriting or even the device’s camera. Users can also save their most favorite translations for easy offline access later. They are able to also view dictionary recent results for single words or phrases when needed.
After installing the 5.7MB app, users can pick the offline languages they would like to download and store these to their devices for use with translations.
“While the offline models are less comprehensive than their online equivalents, they’re perfect for translating in a pinch when you’re traveling abroad with poor reception or without mobile data access,” Jiang wrote. “So get out there and explore another language or any other culture without worrying about Internet access. There is a whole world offline out there.”
Google Translate for Android has been around since 2010 and has been steadily gaining useful features for users. At the end of 2011, Google improved its then-new “conversation mode” feature, which allowed users to speak fluently with a nearby part of another language. Users can use the feature to speak to their Android handset’s microphone so that the app could translate the things they say and then read the translation to them aloud. The person with whom the user directed his or her speech could then reply within their language from their phone. Conversation Mode translates the things they said and reads it to the original speaker.