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Google announce new translation app that allows real-time language conversions

Google announce new translation app that allows real-time language conversions

To be released soon...


Google are said to be releasing a new translation app that will allow users to converse online in two different languages – in real time. The news comes after competition from Microsoft's Skype was released last month...

Google's translate facilities online already get around half a billion users every month, translating web pages from one language to another. Breaking news from Google now suggests that the popular function will be turned into an app. 

The app will expand on the success of the web services and make it possible for two people to converse online with each other in two different languages. While one person speaks, those words are instantly translated into another language in written text, and in real time. 

According to sources the update is coming "soon," but dates are yet to be released. Google is also planning another instant-translation feature that will let users point their phones at foreign street signs and have the text of the signs converted into another language.

Google is under pressure to deliver this function following the December update to Microsoft's Skype, which already offers instant translations in conversations between English and Spanish speakers.