WORD LENS, REAL TIME TRANSLATION VIA YOUR PHONE CAMERA
Technology can be surprising and watch this app working is just amazing, let´s just hope that people won´t become too lazy to learn new languages!
Google is rolling out a new version of the Google Translate app on iOS and Android, which features Word Lens translation using the device’s camera.
The updated Google Translate app allows iOS and Android users to instantly interpret cross-language conversations and translate a foreign restaurant’s menu and even signs on the street. Users would simply have to point their device at a sign or anything that needs to be translated and hit the camera button. Like magic, the foreign words would appear translated into the user’s preferred language.
The new Google Translate also includes a conversation mode that incorporates both voice recognition and the Internet cloud in order to translate both sides of a chat between speakers of two different languages.
The app has 38 language options, which the users can choose to form a number of pairs. After a language pair is created, the smartphones listen to the conversation and convert the words during the chat. The translated text is displayed in writing on the screen and the user can listen to it using an automated voice system. The transcripts of the chats can also be saved.