Great concept! I am hoping that it will be really useful on my trip to Vietnam, Cambodia (not supported yet), and Thailand this summer. I checked its reliability/accuracy using languages I know. Unfortunately, it often fails to listen to the end of a sentence, misunderstands me (pronunciation), misparses sentences often, so it does not make me feel confident that what I am saying is correctly translated in these SE Asian languages. I could be saying something totally differently from what I intended. The camera function is interesting but it's basically a toy. Overall I think this app works as well as online Google Translate, which is to say it doesn't work so well with anything longer than word or two. I am looking forward to using this in a better, future version!
2017.05.12 Update 5.9.0.RC07 dd 11 May: "Minor bug fixes. Improved stability". Updated to 5.8.0 on 2017.03.27 (Instant camera translation: English to/from Japanese Facebook Messenger sharing bug fixed) from 5.6.0.RC04.xxx: "Suggestions as you type. Minor bug fixes". On HTC One [m7] Vodafone 4g, Android 5.0.2, Smart Launcher 3.24.21F(beta)
This so is amazing, and keeps getting better! This is a giant step forward towards the universal translators from the sci-fi books, movies, and TV shows of the past. Being able to communicate with a person in their native language, even with imperfect grammar helps bridge the gap between parties of dissimilar origin. Oh, and it is also handy for tourists and those trying to learn a language. Keep up the awesome work Google!
It is a very nice app. I love the feature to translate anything you can see with the camera in realtime. Only one thing could be better what is verry important. If I write something in the textfield it will be shrink to only one line and I can't see what stands before or after it. The rest of the screen and the app is empty.
Why you didn't provide hindi to english conversation through camera that's to bad Every Indian think about it.... Your language is hindi and Google does not giving importance to it. There is direct conversation available for Chinese to English so why हिंदी please Google do something for this.....
Excellent app. Sometimes gives translations that are very inaccurate and highly offensive. I reverse translate to double check when I see words that don't seem appropriate. I've been shocked to see some of the things it translated into, and have wondered if someone was actually sitting there typing things for me to repeat (which would easily cause a violent outburst if spoken or texted to another). Overall it has taught me quite a bit and has helped greatly in my daily life.
Minor bug fixes. Improved stability.
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