Google Releases Live Translation App

On Tuesday, Google unveiled Google Translate, a free iPhone application that allows users to speak into their phones and receive written and audio translations in a variety of languages.

Containing all of the same features found on Google's web app, Google Translate for iPhone accepts voice input for 15 lanuages and can translate a word or phrase into 50 different languages. Users can then hear these translations spoken aloud in 23 languages.

Users can also view dictionary results for single words, access starred translations and translation history, and and support romanized text like Pinyin and Romaji. Additionally, the new iPhone app is also available in full-screen mode, making it easier for users to read the onscreen text or show a translation to another person. iPod Touch and iPad users can also use the new app.

In case your'e wondering, supported languages include: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

I have to say, the new app sounds pretty cool. However, like all translation services it's bound to make a few mistakes and shouldn't be completely trusted. WireNews reports some pretty wacky translations...


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