Microsoft releases its Translator app for Android and iOS smartphones and watches
Earlier this week, Microsoft released its new Translator app for iOS and Android users known as Microsoft Translator to take on Google’s Translate App. The new app is accessible on a variety of devices and supports 50 different languages on various platforms with Hindi being the only supported Indian language. On the other hand, Google supports only 27 languages for text and voice conversion. The Microsoft Translator app also works across smartphones, tablets, Apple Watch and Android Wear devices.
Users can speak or type the word or phrase that has to be translated. The new app in response will display the translated text on the screen and then speak it aloud. Text can also be copied and pasted from and to other apps by the users for quick translation. Currently, the Microsoft Translator supports 50 different languages, including English, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, French, Italian, Hebrew, and Russian.
Microsoft via its Bing website has already been providing language translation along with apps for its Windows 10 desktop software and Windows Phone mobile operating system. The company also offers translation through its Skype Translator programme, which is going to become a part of the Skype app itself very soon.
Google’s Translate app allows users to point their mobile device’s camera (possible with Windows Phone app) at a sign, book or other object with text on it and get real-time translation of the text that is typed in the language of their choice. However, this feature is notably not included in Microsoft Translator.
You can directly speak into your watch with Microsoft Translator App to get a quick translation in any of the 50 different languages. The phrase can be correctly pronounced for you through your watch. Also, the app can synchronize all the settings and translations between your watch and your phone.
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