Technology giant Google may not have seen too much success with its Google Glass, but then it hasn’t shaken its belief that augmented reality will prove beneficial for its other services. Even at the keynote of this year’s Google I/O, the company showcased a lot about a number of Google Lens features that are aimed at making users’ lives easier. Among these features was an instant translation with automatic language detection. Although it was supposed to come to Google Lens later this year, the feature has already arrived on Google Translates Android app.
According to a report in 9to5Google, in the Google Translate, 5.29 APK shows several new features being rolled out to the stable version of the app in the future.
The APK shows that the app will soon get a better interface and some new features that are supposed to enhance the quality of translation while using the camera. The Instant translation mode is also getting an upgrade and will now have the ability to detect languages automatically. This will quicken the process of translation on the as users would be able to just point their cameras towards the text without even knowing what language it is used.
In the new interface, a new bar has been added at the bottom that has the Instant, Scan and Import options. The Instant mode is the one that has an eye-shaped toggle icon and now, it comes with a ‘Pause translation’ button. The text that is translated with the Instant mode will be shown on top of the text in the original language. The formatting style will also be kept intact.
On the other hand, the Scan mode is very similar to what it was in the previous versions. However, it comes with a new button called ‘Clear’. This lets you deselect words. Lastly, using the import mode, you can select and scan images from your Gallery and translate them.
While the primary functions of the Google Translate app remain very similar to what they were earlier, the new interface makes it simpler to use. It is being speculated that the new interface, as well as the automatic language detection, will be available to the version 5.29 of the app, some reports also suggest that Android Q will be a requirement for these new features.
This is because the new version of the app’s APK was found on Android Q’s beta version. We would have to wait till we know for sure and will update you as soon as we do.
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