Google Translate Bringing Real-Time Speech-to-Text Soon
Ashley Allen / 2 years ago
Google is developing an updated version of Translate to offer real-time detection and translation of spoken word, according to the New York Times. The update is planned for the Google Translate Android app, but there is no indication as to when the new feature will be introduced.
Google Translate has 500 million monthly users, offering written translation for 90 languages and audio translations for the most popular of those. The update, expected for most Android devices, will allow the user to say a phrase into the Translate app, and hear it repeated back to them in their chosen language.
A further update to capture images of words for translation is also anticipated, expected to be powered by Wordlens, an app bought by Google recently that sported similar features.