OCR Update For Android Google Translate App

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Google Translate is a popular translation service of Google, and it comes with a nice free Android translation app as well. Google Translate App for Android is very effective in easily doing translation from one language to another on Android. We have already done a complete review of Google Translate app for Android.

Now Google has added OCR feature to Google Translate Android app. The new OCR update of Google Translate app has made it more useful and impressive in terms of translating different languages.

Now you can translate any text by just taking its picture from your Android camera. Let’s say you visit a foreign country, and come across road signs in a language that you don’t understand; or see a restaurant menu in a different language. You can just take a photo of them, and translate that text via Google Translate app of Android.

Google Translate OCR

Apart from new OCR update, the app also has multiple other features which lets you manage the app in a better way. You can also use text to speech which is also another way to keep typing of content away. Just speak the content which you want to translate and the app will identify and translate the content automatically.

The handwriting option of the app is another nice part. Instead of typing using the device keyboard, just write the content in your own handwriting and the app will convert the text written into the desired language.

How To Use New OCR Update In Google Translate:

Step 1: Download and Install Google Translate app from Google Play Store.

Step 2: Launch the app and select the desires languages.

Step 3: You will see the new camera button below in the options bar. Tap on the camera button.

Google Translate Options camera

Step 4: After a while, you will see the camera activated and ready to take the text image.

Step 5: Keep the camera in front of the text and click the image.

Step 6: Select the part of the text which you want to convert from the whole text image clicked.

Step 7: Google Translate app will automatically identifies the text and fills it in the empty text field.

Step 8: Now, you can click on convert button to convert the text image to the desired language.

Google Translate Convert

Note: Google Translate app requires Android version 2.1 and up. However, if you want to use OCR update, then you need to have Android version 2.3 and up.

Some features Of Google Translate App:

  • Translates text of any language into another language.
  • Long list of languages to select.
  • Official Google app in Google Play Store.
  • Text to speech feature available.
  • Handwriting feature to write and translate.
  • Converts text images of any language to another language.
  • Switch to conversation mode to regularly translate at a faster rate.
  • Directly translate any text message from inbox.

Install Google Translate App:

Click here to download and install Google Translate app from Google Play Store or you can scan the QR code below.

Google Translate QR Code

Google Translate app proves really useful on smartphones, especially when you are traveling to a different country. We have also reviewed about Google Translate app for iPhone.

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Works With: Android 2.3 and up
Free/Paid: Free