Google Translate to be easier to use for Android users

13 Jan 2011

Internet giant Google has made changes to its Google Translate for Android to make it easier for users to interact with the app.

More specifically, the enhanced Google Translate for Android includes a cleaner layout, an improved input box, and better drop-down boxes to help users choose a language they would like to translate.

The changed app also comes with Conversation Mode, a feature Google is still experimenting with. At the moment, Conversation Mode is only available for translating between English and Spanish. Users can just press the microphone for their language when in Conversation Mode, and begin talking.

“Google Translate will translate your speech and read the translation out loud. Your conversation partner can then respond in their language, and you’ll hear the translation spoken back to you,” a post on Google’s Mobile Blog said.

Google Translate for Android still includes the features that came with it since its launch, such as voice input, SMS translation, machine and spoken translations and more.

Tina Costanza