This app works even when there is no internet connectivity, making it a ideal app for travellers. Google is now adding support for 60 additional languages for the instant camera feature, including Hindi, apart from increasing accuracy by nearly 85 percent.
Google has updated its Translate app with camera support for 60 more languages - including Afrikaans.More news: Ryan Murphy reveals cast of American Horror Story
However, when your device is connected to the internet, the feature uses that connection to produce higher quality translations.
The update has started rolling out now to the App Store and Google Play Store, so be on the lookout for it.More news: Amazon to spend $700 million to train 100,000 workers for digital age
Last but not least Google has ironed out the user interface so that it is less prone to translated text flickering as you position your camera. Some of the new languages that are now supported include Arabic, Bengali, Estonian, Greek, Hindi, Javanese, Latin, Malay, Persian, Thai, and Vietnamese. This addition could be ideal for people traveling in regions with many languages, where you can't always be sure of the language on a menu or road sign. From that selection, users will be able to output into over 100 languages. Xinxing Gu, Product Manager for Google Translate, penned a blog post a few hours ago outlining all the nifty new features coming to this app.
The final major tweak is a visual change, as the search giant has tried to make the app more intuitive. Steady translated text overlays make the translations easy to read and understand quickly. In the updated version of the app, you can select "Detect language" as the source language and it will automatically translate the text of the sign into the language of your choice.More news: Spider-Man In Trouble At Marvel; Needs To Hit A Billion Dollars
Finally, Google has improved the UI to not only reduce the image flicker you often get when using Instant Translate.