Remember traveling through a foreign land, or being confronted by a language barrier in your own? When you and another person couldn’t communicate through the language barrier, you stormed out in frustration. Those days may be gone, thanks to Google’s improvement translations.
Google app Google Translate?is improving it’s game. There’s Word Lens. Word Lens, through your Apple or Android device, can translate any foreign sign into your own simply by taking a picture of that sign. Keep in mind it only works for the following languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and Portuguese. They guarantee other languages are coming soon. Then there’s the conversation app itself, which they want to make easier. This procedure was just announced: Select two languages. Then Translate will pick up which language is being spoken and the other language will show up on your device. These improvements can be found on Apple devices, but it’s excepted to move to Android devices very soon.
I look forward to these improvements. It would make it even easier to break that tough language barrier. But I must offer one criticism, and that’s there’s need to be more languages offered. I’m sure most of you are aware that China is the most populous and has the fastest growing economy in the world. And according to Google’s own estimates, over 500 million people use Google Translation a month, and with these improvements, you know that number will rise. It would only make sense to include the two languages, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese, in this. I can think of some other languages that can be added, but definitely the two major Chinese languages. But thankfully, the days of carrying around a book and looking for words to buy something in a foreign land or store are long gone. What language can you use through Google Translations?[hs_action]