Instant translation without even having to leave an app
At a recent event held in Delhi, Caesar Sengupta (Google’s Product Management VP) made an exciting an announcement that Android users in India will be particularly pleased about.
The Mountain View company has finally decided to implement an instant translation service on all Android devices, in the form of a Tap to Translate feature. This new integration will allow users to instantly translate any text in the app they're currently using (websites, messaging applications, etc), without having to slip out to access Google Translate.
“Our most active users in India translate between Hindi and English multiple times a day, spending lots of time copying messages from friends or colleagues, translating them, writing responses, translating their responses, and then pasting them back into an app,” Sengupta said.
While Google Translate has seen much improvement over the last few years, we still had to deal with the inconvenience of switching between wherever we were viewing text, and the app. Not anymore.
What will the new feature look like? Well lucky audience members at the event were treated to a preview, showing the Tap to Translate appearing as a floating window that'll allow instant translation, without you having to go anywhere.
When will the dream be made real? Sources say we can expect to see it in the first quarter of 2016. A truly innovative idea that we need as soon as possible.