Saturday, 30 March 2013

Google Translate updated to Version 2.6, now offline language packs are available to Android users

Google Translate updated to Version 2.6,  now offline language packs are available to Android users

Google has yesterday updated its Google Translate App for Android to version 2.6.  The new version now supports 3 additional languages with camera support, Korean, Japanese and Chinese. But importantly the new update supports offline use.   This can be done through downloadable offline language packs.

If you are visiting a foreign country then you need a good translator and without and of the costly data plans.  Google has now come up with a offline downloadable language pack for your Android devices.  

Setting up the download of the language packs is easy.   To download one or more of the 50 available language packs, go to Menu > Offline languages, then tap on the pin icon next to the languages you want to download. You'll get a  prompt to choose whether to download the files over your mobile data network or over Wi-Fi.  Choose Wi-fi if possible as the download pack are data  heavy.

Google Translate updated to Version 2.6,  now offline language packs are available to Android users

Though the offline feature is a very good addition by Google the online version is always better as it lets you say the translated text aloud.  iOS users will have to wait for offline packs as of now.Translate, keep in mind that it doesn't have all the features of the online version. 

Download the Google Translate here from Google Play.  And from within the App download the offline language packs.  Currently the App supports Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish languages.

Please post your comments on the App.  Do visit here for more about updated Google Translate which supports Hindi handwriting input.

Vijay Prabhu


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4 comments

  1. I liked your post very very much.Thanks for posting.

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  2. i cant see tamil pack

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