Google Translate for Android update released today to the Android Market for tablets and mobile phones, now bring an experimental new input feature: “handwriting on your touchscreen.” Just use the handwriting icon:
The feature currently an experimental is available in Chinese and Japanese, and you can enable it for English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish if you like.
“[We] currently only support single-character input for Chinese and Japanese. Just as with speech recognition and our translations themselves, our handwriting recognition happens in the cloud, allowing us to continually improve accuracy without requiring you to download new versions of the app,” Google said.
Google Translate app helps translating text between more than 60 languages. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations.
With Google Translate you can:
- Translate text between 63 languages
- Translate by speaking the text instead of typing it (17 languages)
- Listen to your translations spoken aloud (24 languages)
- Communicate with another person using speech-to-speech translation in Conversation Mode (ALPHA, 14 languages)
- Display translations in full screen mode to make it easier for others nearby to read
- Star your favorite translations for quick access even when you’re offline
- Access your translation history even when you’re offline
- Spell out the translation of non-Latin script languages (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, etc..) in Latin characters to read it phonetically (e.g. Pinyin, Romaji)
- View additional dictionary results for single words or short phrases
Download Google Translate in Android Market.