Google Unveils iPhone Language Translation App

Google has announced a new Apple iPhone app that promises to let users translate text in 57 languages and voice in 15 languages.

According to the Google blog site, the new Google Translate iPhone app accepts voice input for 15 languages, and -- just like the previously available Google Translate HTML5 web app for iPhone -- users can translate a word or phrase into one of more than 50 languages. For voice input, users press the microphone icon next to the text box and say what they want to translate.

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Other features let users:

  • listen to translations spoken out loud in one of 23 different languages including English, Chinese, French and Czech. This feature uses the same new speech synthesizer voices as the desktop version of Google Translate.
  • enlarge the translated text to full-screen size. This way, it's much easier to read the text on the screen, or show the translation to the person you are communicating with. Just tap on the zoom icon to quickly zoom in.
  • listen to translations spoken out loud in one of 23 different languages. This feature uses the same new speech synthesizer voices as the desktop version of Google Translate we introduced last month.
  • view dictionary results for single words, access your starred translations and translation history even when offline, and support romanized text like Pinyin and Romaji.

Google Translate is available now.

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