Google Translate Adds Real-Time Speech Functionality

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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