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New Google Translate Feature Rolled Out For Android Users

By March 31, 2020May 9th, 2022Technology News

Google Translate is one of the company’s most popular services, and most of the people who use it dream of the day when it’s a full blown Universal Translator. While that’s obviously still quite some distance away yet, the company has been steadily improving their offering. They recently upped the ante further with a new “almost real time” transcription feature that takes recorded audio and turns it into translated text.

The company showed off an early version of this new AI-powered feature in January, and after a few additional rounds of tweaks and improvements is now rolling it out for their Android customers. Sorry Apple users, you’ll have to wait a bit to test drive the new feature!

At present, the new transcription service only works with the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Thai

Given that, it’s quite a bit more limited than the text to text translate service, but Google promises that more languages will be added as time goes by.

Essentially, the Google engineers behind the new feature stacked an AI driven translation routine on top of a real time speech recognition engine to create the new service. Our initial tests of it have been impressive indeed.

No matter what business you’re in, if you have partners or customers around the world, this is an incredibly handy service, and one you’ll enjoy playing around with. We think you’ll love it and it won’t be difficult at all to find any number of real world use cases for something like this.

We can hardly wait to see what further enhancements the folks at Google have in store for the service but even in its current form, we’re sure you’ll be impressed. Check it out today.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.