In a move to not to be outdone by Apple’s World Lens, Google has released an update to its Translate app that installs real-time speech conversion functionality. In previous versions of the app you could type in words and phrases to be translated to a language of your choice. That was pretty awesome in itself, but now you can actually, well sort of, translate conversations in real-time.
I say sort-of because it’s still in alpha testing, and will only translate English and Spanish, but from what I’ve seen and tested the idea is promising. Check out the video below for a demo of this update, which should be available today in the Android Marketplace. Plus, there’s something awesome about a proper Englishman speaking Spanish. You’ve been needing this for your next trip to Chipotle…
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