Translator for Android
What is translator for androidÂ ? An application that will help you to translate nearly everything.
A tool that may help you to cross some language barrers. The choice of language is simply impressing, more than 80 languages , from Yorouba to Urdu, Maori to Zoulou (who is going to do that you may askâ¦).
The new possibilities are also surprising, while the first translators have been limited to words typed in a keyboard, Android is able with modern devices to translate not only a typed text, but recorded voice, extract and translate text from your pictures. The next step is definitely simultaneous translation, already existing with computers, but still imperfect and requiring an extended amount of ressources to process data in real time.
If you donât share the same language and want to talk to someone, you can use the option Â«Â Conversation ModeÂ Â» a microphone logo will appear at the bottom of your screen, making you ready to start. After you talked the application will translate on the screen what you said and talk aloud to the other person. Be aware that unfortunately, this tool is far from perfect, jumping words, badly translating some others and in addition very sensitive to some accents. Language is still something that needs a lot of resources to be analyzed, translated and reproduced, by an artificial processor or a human brain.
Android is free and can be used with your smartphone or tablet, in competition with numerous other translation applications, still considered by many as the best free translation tool available.
In terms of accuracy Google Translate is still considered the best free tool around, regardless if you use it online or through a mobile application. The application may struggles with long, complex or technical sentences, however if you just need quick check on a word or to translate a short sentence you have the tool you need.
The war between translation applications is not over; the challenge today is to ensure the work even without connection. A challenge that is not apparent for a non initiated person, but the difference is that using online translation means that you use the resources of a server located probably thousands of miles away, without noticing it. If you cut the access to internet, it means that the translation process need to be done internally, within your device, inducing capacity limitations and the obligation to have the library of your language stored within your device as well.
The offline features currently do have some limitations, even with Google Translate. Usually you need to download what is called a âlanguage packâ (the library containing data of the language your want to use).
For example the online version is offering the option to have a translated text read loud, while the offline is not able to do it (which could be definitely a plus point when you are away from home).
Obviously users want to continue to use their application the same way, with or without Internet connection. Thus the challenge is on the shoulder of the developers to overcome technical constraints.