Dec 15, 2011

Google Translate App Update Adds Handwriting Recognition

The Google Translate app for Android received a pretty significant update yesterday, bringing handwriting recognition to its bullpen of functionalities. The app, which added voice recognition back in October, can now recognize handwriting in seven different languages, including English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. It's probably most important, however, for Chinese- and Japanese-speaking contingents, who can now use their handsets to translate characters that aren't typically featured on English keypads. The update to version 2.3 is available now here.


YeamieWaffles said...

That's pretty insane. Google just keep getting better and better it's so hard to keep up with them in my opinion.

R said...

Great news!

Lot's Wife said...

What. That's awesome. Though I guess the Brain Age games used handwriting recognition too, but it still seems pretty impressive.