Good news for those of you who are planning to travel to another country, it has been reported that Google is working on a real-time voice translations for its Google Translate app. This means that the next time you visit a foreign country, you no longer have to look like a silly person trying to stalk everyone on the street just to find one that understands you.
The New York Times reports that Google is making its Translate app a whole lot smarter, and it should be coming soon. The update will automatically detect speech and translate it to text right away, and all you need to do is hold your phone for its magic to work – your bladder will be pleased at how much quicker you’ll find a bathroom.
This is not the first of its kind of course, last month, Skype showed off a simultaneous translation between English and Spanish speakers. However, with Google’s large database of languages – it can translate written text of 90 languages, this update could be a lot more interesting.
This is definitely an important update for those who travel around frequently though, I hope the translations would turn out better than the many hilarious Google Translate mishaps we’ve been reading about for years – imagine someone inviting you to have “roasted husband” for lunch.