Review from Vincent Hum
Awesome OCR update!! Love the photo translation for Chinese, Japanese and Korean! Very useful. There used to be another Google app that compared photos to places. I tried using that for Chinese OCR but it did not work well. This app is working well so far! Thanks!!
Best translator ever, I have two suggestions though. 1) Make translations editable, for some words the translation that I am seeing is something totally different. eg. When I translate word "raisins" in Urdu, It shows "Mumbai". 2) Phrasebook is awesome feature. But I would love it if you provide an small phrasebook by default with couple of hundred essential idioms and phrases. Sort of thing that Microsoft translator provides. So if I have to learn a new language I will know where exactly to start from.
Google, what have you done?? This had become a fantastic and helpful app over the years - but something has happened recently and it's become unusable. I used it regularly for 2 years to aid communication with recent arrivals to this country and the app helped so much. But now it keeps telling me sth about online translation being unavailable, when I'm actually using unlimited Internet access. Am uninstalling the app with great regret; if you fix it, I'll be back.
You removed the option to translate existing images on your Google translate app. I'm a foreigner in china and quite often need to translate the screen or photos on my phone. But you have only allowed the camera instant translate. This means I always have to get a second phone to point at my own screen to translate if it's a picture. Nearly all Chinese apps do not have an English option and are required for daily life in china
this is perhaps the most efficient and effective way to get translation done. tried Japanese to English. fairly easy but it has some glitches on the side of camera. if it's too dark it won't recognize the letter for translation. this is FREEEEEE! and basically it's a camera app translator that i will come back to download again for another language. for now, my search is over. do your best google!
I have a major issue with the app now! I tried restarting my phone first, and now the app will only translate the languages I downloaded for offline use...WITH INTERNET ACCESS ONLY! Please fix this NOW! All the languages I downloaded are supposed to be able to work OFFLINE! 😡 P.S. I also tried uninstalling and then reinstalling the app, and that didn't work either!
Nice job Google. Dictionary and translation, in one app, quickly utilized and without exiting the current screen. Camera translation is extremely useful. Add thesaurus integration. Include option to use the "chat head" that pops up on the screen upon text selection as a floating menu... Translation, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Results displayed on screen in an overlay.?
Offline translation, including instant camera translation from English, for more languages (Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu). Minor bug fixes. Improved stability.
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