Google Translate provides visual translations on mobile


Google today announced that its Google Translate app for iOS and Android will be able to give users immediate visual translations of text in 27 languages.  Instant visual translation is now available for Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

The app is scheduled to provide real-time translation of speech in 32 languages. The news comes six months after Google first introduced instant visual translation in Translate, and a little over a year after Google’s acquisition of Quest Digital.