Google Translate Update: Now Version 2.5 Adding Image Translation Support

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It is one of the most downloaded apps of the Google play store. So the good news arrive is that the search giant has issued a new updated version of the Google Translate app.

This update is supposed to be a major one with a long list of change log. We have seen this after some time that Google has updated its translation app which was not done very frequently.

The new version is named as 2.5 with ability of human. The new version can capture images from the rear camera and mark the text in it. It will then check the text and translate it for you in any language you need.

Google has placed a guide to use the app, user needs to tap the camera icon and then tapping the screen to capture picture. The user is then required to highlight the text which it wants to translate and your translation is done.

We have been using this feature for a while now and we must admit that we had difficulties using this feature at the start but now we have become familiar with it and it’s easy.

This app can be a great travelers companion app; the travelers can translate short roads and short messages in the new place and becomes handy for them.

Unfortunately we have some sad news for the Android  Froyo users Google has decided to drop support to them. The new app will only be supported only on devices running Android 2.3+.

The other improvements include the ability to handle Japanese characters in a better way. Previously in this android  app it only could recognize only one character at a time now it can recognize multiple characters too.

It looks like Google is giving serious competition to other apps and specially iOS and forcing users to use the Google’s app instead of the proprietary one. The company just updated its maps too for the Live traffic updates and now this, the company definitely is rising and there seems to be no fall.

We are heading to Berlin for the IFA event on Aug 29 and we are surely going to take this app with us. We are not comfortable with German language and this app will surely help us to make our way through the streets of Berlin. If you are also travelling then it will definitely help you too.

About Sarvesh Darak

Sarvesh Darak is a blogger, an online marketer, a social media specialist and an Android Lover. At Best Android Blog, he writes Android news & tutorials for Android Rooting. He is the tech head and ensures that the blog keeps running at good pace. He also looks after all the SEO and promotion work. He’s from Surat, India and keep contributing regularly at the blog.

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